Andy Townsend, Euan Whittaker, Mark Walker, Andy Nelson, and Paul Chiddle on the British Mountain Guides Ski Mountaineering Assessment.
With some fairly unseasonal and challenging weather we have visited a large number of venues in an attempt to find the best conditions - Les Aravis, Val d'Ferret, Les Grands Montets, Le Tour to name a few.
The 'Trou de la Mouche' and the Point D’Areu in Les Aravis were definite highlights but required some careful avalanche risk assessment. There we substantial avalanches on similar aspects on both these days! Big thanks to Richard Mansfield and Bruce Goodlad who ran the assessment course and to a large number of Guides who I have joined for Aspirant touring days.
Just a one day completion seminar now stands between full IFMGA Guide status, which I am looking forward to in mid May...