Day 36 & 37 .. the last days of Steve & Rich

All good things must come to an end

Sadly we had to wave Rich and Steve off to their next destinations. Rich back to the UK and then off to Myanmar for more hot air ballooning & Steve back to the UK to psycho physically prepare himself for the next ski trip in March.

Rich’s last day consisted of laps round the bumps in the Italian bowl at Les Grands Montets which I think the photo’s show he navigated with some style worthy of the new outfit.

Then a dash to the top of the top in truly terrible vis.

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no Rich did not revert to snowboarding despite the lure of this fancy thing
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Which way exactly?

Then the snow came back to visit for the send off.. looking good for Steve’s last day tomorrow.

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The Snow has arrived
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just keep snowing…

 

Bye bye Rich and helloooo fluffy stuff.

A fine display of landcruiser plus balloon trailer driving skills by Rich and then we are off to the GM ….

 

The snow just kept on falling with a morning of fluff and less than ideal visibility but it soon gave way to glorious sunshine and some sunny snowy lines through the magic forest and then across the front face via the long traverse under the Bochard lift. Great job Steve.

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Home in time for alpen glow on the Dru and the midi. I just never get tired of that view.

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And finally … the shortish edit of the full adventure .. Some great conditions, mini adventures, good company & excellent skiing.

Tomorrow up the midi for some great views to see Steve off via Alpy bus..

 

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