Sunday, October 30, 2016

Grand Golliat bike & ski mission!

This autumn has been just magnificent with summer like temperatures until the end of October. Until now my thoughts have been miles away from skiing. But last weekend I went biking close to the Italian border at Val Ferret. For a big surprise some higher peaks were pretty white. Skiable? Hmmm. What about a little bike & ski mission to start the season? Thanks Roch for buying my half crazy idea ;-) Season is on! Good times!

You got  to be eager..

Photo Heta Merikanto

Getting closer to snow and our target at the end of Val Ferret

We found winter! 

Unfortunately a big avalanche had taken down most of the snow in the couloir

Higher we climbed better it got. 

At the summit!

A little patch of light before dropping down to couloir

Roch all fired up after first turns

So much easier than walking down 10 km's