They've skied mountains all over the globe, they carry bent espresso spoons, plastic bags and drum sticks, they're more scared of macho clients who don't listen than of bottomless crevasses, they might call a tent on a remote ledge home, they are some of the most chilled guys on the planet. Meet the Mountain Guides...Read More
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It's back to boot camp in Tignes for Chris Tomlinson to face a few more demons in a refresher course to test his skiing and survival skills and whether he is still worthy of his Ski Club leaders' jacket.
As so often happens the valley might be in cloud, with the occasional break in the sky at altitude. So stealth skiing, as in waiting for the right moment, is the name of the game...
With the lifts closed and good powder to still be had we've been ski touring every day over a myriad of conditions, from climbing up icy pistes in Monetier through to steep tough forest ascents...
In the game of comparing ski resorts, some trump others for good reasons such as better lifts, Alpine charm or apres vibes. So why does Chris Tomlinson feel Morzine has the winning hand?...
With spring like temperatures the preceding few days before that saw us skiing classic spring snow below the Lautaret what would we find as we took the Casse du Boeuf chair up above 2,000m?
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