Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 9 February 2018

Friday 9 February 2018 - X-c Ski Number 6 - A P17 (Wakefield) circuit via trail 52 and Renaud Cabin

Today's route:

P17>#53>#52>#50>#55>Renaud Cabin for lunch>#55>#50>#51>#53>P17 - 24.5km, 410 metres ascent, 4 hours 6 mins including 36 mins stops.

Sue and I were joined by Ken and Susan for this excellent outing in pristine conditions. Lac Philippe glittered as we passed by on trail 50. 

There was plenty of room in the lunch cabin, which now has dotted windows to stop the birds flying into the glass. Judging by the size of the wild turkeys that lurked below the feeder, such an incident could spell disaster for the window as well as the bird!

Sue and I took the shorter route, trail 51, back to P17 car park, whereas Ken and Susan, who are faster skiers, took the slightly longer trail 53. We all arrived back at more or less the same time.

A coffee shop in Chelsea provided a good choice of apres ski nourishment - Sue is pictured with hers.

Back at base, Shane and Stephen (who we met last year on the Exodus trip to Estonia) called in for a cuppa on their way to stay at Lester and Lynette's air B&B. They arrived on the same AC flight from Heathrow as we did last week. We will be seeing them from time to time over the course of the next ten days or so. 

Now we are seven!


Sir Hugh said...

"mini stops" what kind? Were they faffs? I categorise faffs into minor (or mini), normal and major.

Phreerunner said...

'Mins': abbr - 'minutes'
(According to Garmin gadget)
Mainly lunch stop. Just my way of diarising the stats!