The first skitour of the year, and what an epic one it was. Not being one for doing things by half measures Rob proposed this tour. As neither Rob, JB nor I really fancied taking the Monday or the Friday off we opted to compress the three days into two; given that we had to cover nearly 40km and more than 3000m of ascent, this was our first mistake. In the end we did not end up making it to the summit, mainly due to my insistance that I would most likely collapse in a heap at some point on the return journey. Despite this it was still an epic trip and was physically very challenging for me, and it was good to see my limits as well.
As before, Rob has written a very good account with a more compelling narrative and some well-composed images (some of which are included in the gallery below).