Monthly Archives: March 2013

Another, mostly wet, week in the Chamonix valley

We seem to be stuck in a long spell of overcast wet weather here. There is rain in the valley and cloud and snow high up. If there was slightly better visibility, the skiing would be brilliant. As it is, … Continue reading

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Chamonix valley notes

We have not been here, in Servoz, for a week yet but it seems much longer ago that we drove here through thunderstorms, torrential rain, sleet and snow. We arrived in the early evening, to find about a foot of … Continue reading

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An amusing tyre jumping competition and a mega map

Quiet by accident I found this youtube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDn4qfn9Iu8 Please take a look. I do not understand a word of the commentary but I still find it funny. I did not predict the result nor the consequences but that just adds … Continue reading

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A short history of the Pendant ski lift in the Chamonix valley

I have been going to the Chamonix valley to ski for over 15 years so I tend to take the ski lifts and areas for granted. But in looking into the background to some of the lifts I find that … Continue reading

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A rant about litter

Last weekend I was appalled to find discarded food wrappers and plastic drinks bottles in a car park. The car park was at the end of a track headed towards Pen y Fan and was clearly used almost entirely by … Continue reading

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A Brecon Beacons Weekend

There was a reasonable weather prospect last weekend, so I arranged to meet DC in the Brecon Beacons National Park for some mountain walking. I travelled there and back by bus making good use of my bus pass. All the … Continue reading

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