I am back in Wales now and have been out with Jim today on the Clogwyn Y Person Arete, a great grade 3 scramble that leads nicely onto Crib Goch which we descended via its North Ridge to give a lovely day out on dry rock and in the winter sunshine.
For our last day in the Alps on Friday Bryn and I enjoyed a ski tour from the village of Le Tour down to Vallorcine. The snow was quite thin but we enjoyed a nice skin in the morning sunshine and a partial ski descent before having to carry the skis through some beautiful forests down into the village where we managed to hitch a ride back to the car.
We spent Saturday with friends and then Kate and I took the boys down to Windsor for a couple of days where we visited Lapland UK, the closest we have to snow at the moment without going North of the border to Scotland!
The boys with gifts from Father Christmas posing by his sleigh!
The forecast for the Scottish Highlands is now looking suitably wintery with blizzards due over the next couple of days, dumping some snow down for our forthcoming winter skills courses!