27 May 29th May 2009
Jonny completed the Haute Route (tour from Chamonix France to Zermatt , Switzerland over the mountains ) and had a fabulous time. The weather and conditions were perfect meaning they got some great photos and views. They completed it in 4 days as opposed to the normal 6. The team had all trained hard which meant the guide Al Powell could push them to finish in 4 days. It was well worth all the hard work they put in before hand. His lightweight kit proved to be just right and the extra weight of Anneha’s Spongebob Square Pants didn’t hold him back. Jonny did get a chesty cough on the last day which meant he found the going tough on the last climb. They witnessed a huge serac fall which unnerved them a little , and saw huge crevasses. At their highest point it was a total whiteout , and the route down was full of crevasses The guide Al Powell who had only his compass bearings and experience to get them down, was faultless and got them all down safely. He had an amazing time and is looking forward to another trip again next year.
Here are some photos from the trip.
We have had a busy few weeks closing down the chalet and then visiting UK for my brother in laws 40th for a long weekend, before heading down South for a break when the girls were off school. We had a lovely time in Port Grimaud with great weather.
Swimming has started at school so I help twice a week with that. The girls have only 5 weeks left before they break up for the Summer.
The chalet is gettiing booked up for the Summer. The Tour de France passes through Bourg St Maurice 21st and 22nd July this year. The Col de Petit St Bernard over to Italy has just opened this week so a trip to the Aoste Valley will be on the cards im sure soon.
The lifts in Les Arcs open early this year on 27th June 2009 for walking / mountain biking. We still have weeks 27th June – 4th July and 15th – 22nd July free for anyone wanting to come over for a holiday.
Bookings have started coming in too for next Winter , we are holding prices as of last year for early bookings so please get in touch.
At the time of writing this the euro against the pound has improved, it was 1.15 yesterday, hooray!!! At least when you stay with us you know all your drinks, food etc is included in your sterling price so you don’t need that much spending money. We are also doing packed lunches if needed to help make savings whilst you are here.