Winter 2012 has been incredible here in the Alps, with regular large snowfalls and plenty of good weather. I’m not sure of the statistics but I’m told that it was the snowiest April for 40 years, and it was certainly one of the best seasons in the last decade by any measure. However as they say in France, “Toutes les bonnes choses ont un fin”, and it looks like the ski season is finally done. It is the middle of May though, so I musn’t grumble. The list of people to thank for a great season is too long to record here, but you know who you are.
As ever May is proving to be very unsettled, but I’m sure that “proper” summer will be here soon. As ever I have some big plans for summer which I’ll hopefully be able to report back on here, but the weather will rule as it always does. In the meantime, here’s some ski shots from the last few weeks and a couple of recent photos from the start of the summer climbing season -