An Alpine Autumn

It’s been a very mixed autumn, weather-wise. Cold temperatures and snow in the first week of October meant a rare opportunity to ski on the 12th.

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This snow obviously wasn’t meant to last long, giving rise to some beautiful, sunny and warm days.

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This has given us ample opportunity to hike, trail run,

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…and mountain bike of course.

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The last couple of weeks has seen some fairly variable weather, this week has been colder with the onset of a couple of Atlantic systems. Taking the chance of a break in the weather, I went to Chamonix to recce the course for next June’s vertical kilometre trail run, a 3.8km time trial from the centre of Chamonix, under the Brevent lift line, to Plan Praz, at just over 2000m in altitude. It’s pretty steep and with the snow down to 1600m, made the upper sections a little tougher!

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The forecast is for up to 60cm of snow tonight and into Sunday. So hopefully it’ll be time to get the skis out for Monday.

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