Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Col de la Fenetre ski tour

I'm currently out in the Alps skiing with Dave and Kev. We all spent a few days warming up the legs (and hips!) on the pistes of Combloux and Les Contamine trying to improve our ski techniques. Some of us are aiming for the 'C' shape, whilst others were finding that a good base of support in an 'A' frame posture was de rigueur (mentioning no names...)....

Brooding weather

Dave cuts a lonely (all in black) figure, way out west

Here he comes...
Today and Dave headed off on our first half day ski tour of the trip. It was a relatively gentle affair, with a fairly steady skin up to the col de la Fenetre at 2245m. Great views and surroundings, were only slightly reduced by the terrible, crusty snow on the descent below the Tete de la Cicle.

Nearly at the col

I really struggled on the crusty, crappy snow but eventually managed to cobble together something that allowed me to turn. As we got lower (much lower) it improved a little and was much nicer skiing.

Atmospheric weather and crappy snow!

Think its this way

If only Dave was wearing bright colours this would be a nice pic!!
After an exciting luge (footpath) finish down to the road we were reunited with the van, and caught Kev sleeping in the back of his van - he claimed it was a lunch break...

P.S. the green ski's are Daves...

Dave gliding the meadows

End of the luge

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