Here are pictures taken Tuesday, Feb 19, during the Vallee Blanc run with Janet A
Jean and Janet coming out of the snow tunnel at the top
Our guide, Francois
Roped up and ready to go with the "don't step on ze rope" mantra from our guide
What we climbed down
Off with the crampons and on with the skis
Where we are headed
Yes that's a crevasse and where I stopped after having inadvertently passed the lead guide
Those four black dots are the cable cars that go across the glacier to Italy. Not running in the winter.
Our guide pointing out where he skis on his days off
Down here and hang a left at the first crevasse
Yours truly and Jean
Catching our breaths
and don't lean back, Tom
there you go
and still upright
I am sure there is way over to that refuge somewhere!
Jean, Janet, and ?(French)
We aren't going to the refuge after all
Tom coming out of the clouds
Lunch stop - finally
Jean and Tony
we came down through that ice fall somewhere!
Warren, Tony, and Tom
Clouds are beginning to roll in - maybe this is why Francois was pushing us.
Our group, l to r: François Warren, Jean, Janet, Tom, ? , Tony, and Jean-Louis
The Mountenuer Hotel
Need to square up the steps a bit with the ice axe
Of course we could have just skied down this!
Looks like a long climb!
Do I have too??
Guess so, unless you want to spend the night here