I’ve just finished a week of introductory off piste skiing with Paul Robertson and his four sons Dan, Matt, Will and Joe. The highlight was making a descent of the Vallee Blanche on Monday, when we enjoyed perfect weather and superb conditions. We had a total of eight days skiing around Chamonix in mixed weather but with excellent snow conditions, and spent the majority of the time using the lift system but skiing away from the pistes. Photos here.
I’ve known Paul since climbing with him in the South West in the eighties. He is the editor of the excellent new South West Climbs guidebook, so I thought I’d put out a recommendation for it! You can buy it from the BMC.