Doing a ski season in Chamonix wouldn’t be complete without going ski touring. I recently joined a MissionWOW ladies only course for a weekend introduction to Ski Touring in Courmayeur . We skinned up to the Bonatti Hut, which I’d stayed in previously to witness the epic feat that is the Tor des Geants. It was a good thing I’d prepared myself too – as about two weeks later I was off to Wengen to do the Lötschenlücke ski tour for a BMC ( British Mountaineering Council) article. Whilst in Wengen I met the daughter of the owner of the hotel I was staying in, the Falken, who is a keen base jumper and married to professional base jumper, Chris ‘Douggs’ Mcdougall. They would go jumping in Lauterbrunnen – a mecca for basejumping as explained HERE, in the same way we might go for an afternoon cragging. To say I was quite impressed is an understatement!
You can read about my MissionWOW weekend, that’s out now in Coven magaine HERE.