Saturday, January 18, 2014

Avalanche & snow knowledge

A wonderful day out after a fresh snowfall to study avalanches and snowflakes. Fascinating and interesting info to learn about.

Cannot wait to share some of my new knowledge. But one thing is sure, we need more snow and the snowpack this winter is definitely not even or safe!

Learning how to interpret it and play safely in it are essential for anyone who goes out of bounds or in the backcountry.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Walking below La Chaux

Wonderful walk from the bottom of the valley to Schlerondes. Saw lots of animal tracks & wild poops. Had a dozen or so female bouquetins (ibex) with their young watching us from the side of the cliff, 15 meters away from us!

The fohen is blowing and the snow is scarce and slushy. We did not even use snowshoes, although they would have been nice for the last part!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

A new snowshoeing expedition in Bruson. We took the new lift up and took a wander through the snowy  fields and (a bit less snowy) forests!

There were some beautiful icicles and lots of animal tracks. We even saw deer tracks! Not something we see every day here.

The views down into the valleys were amazing as were the panoramas from the tip top of the val de Bagnes to the val Ferret and Dents du Midi.