|Chalvet's summit, looking north|
Monday, April 28, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
After some gentle rock climbing, I took a hike in the valley (around 1500m) of Chasse, surrounded my 2500m peaks. The snow is just melting, leaving snowdrops and crocuses. It's very scenic - green grass, blue skies, white waterfalls and all that jazz.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Ever since moving to St Andre, I've been spoiled for LZs. My normal LZ is a bailout for sailplanes and I don't think I've landed in anything smaller in the last 4 years. Today was threatening to over develop, so I headed west and flew in the Tartonne valley until the clouds suggested landing was in order. Raindrops dissuaded me from my first (enormous) LZ, so I took my second choice (still huge). I packed up and noticed that it was used for a parachute drop during WW2. Given navigation instruments back then, 'size mattered' - so even my second choice LZs are 'substantial'.