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... flickering on the pist maps. There was only one slope left open in Les Grands Montets area and it wasn't groomed at all. So after having skied there twice we took off our ski boots (which is another big trouble) and we drove off to Brevent-Flegere once again. It was time for la Flegere that day. Most of the pistes were closed there too but ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... quite a fast ride. I am suffering from the altitude and it is very hard to breath and my lips are blue by the time we get to the top. I struggle into the warmth of the cafe and Lucas brings me delicious hot chocolate which revives me. We continue up the stairs to the viewing platform and views are unbelievable and the sight will live with us forever. Not nearly as cold as i thought it would be. Absolutely perfect weather and we can see for 100's of klms.
My cousin Julie Anne has lived in Leysin for 10 years working as a mountain guide and outdoor education tutor. I think the last time we saw each other was about thirty years ago at university in Dunedin so it will be interesting to see if we recognise each other. I call to organise where we are going to meet and she informs us that it is snowing up at Leysin and fairly misty so it wont be ...
... One of the staff members, Wendy had just found out that her dad unexpectedly died. He was apparently in very good health, 55 years old. That was really sad to hear.
After dinner, I did some more work, then went on a walk with Cecilia. We walked to Eagle's Nest, chatted and I found a 10franc bill on the trail, so it was a pretty good walk!
Then I got ready to go out. Everyone was going over to Esplanade to the top floor balcony for a bbq. I had a bottle of wine ...