I have been running our Chamonix snowshoe course this weekend. Yesterday we headed up to Le Tour and enjoyed a walk to the Col de Balme and then upto the Tete de Balme (2333m). We had some hazy clouds and glimpses of views giving some beautiful light and plenty of time looking at the skills involved in planning and following routes on snowshoes in winter. Today we started from the village of Les Houches and climbed Mont Lachat (2115m). We timed it well as the clouds parted to give some magnificent views of the Mont Blanc massif as we reached the summit for lunch - a stunning day.