Well, after a great month away in the USA, it's nevertheless good to get back to the Alps. There is a solid layer of snow above 2500m as we found out to our cost last week on a ridge climb. Fabulous views though. The trees are golden and the days getting shorter.
Amazingly, high up at 2600m there was a trumpet gentian, embedded in frozen snow, giving us a last taste of summer before the winter sets in. So now we can enjoy these last relatively snow-free weeks before winter really arrives in earnest. But it's definitely time to plan for the winter - looking at flights there are still lots of good deals for the winter months, but prices will increase nearer the time.
I have lots of snowshoe trips planned and still also have some free days for private hire, but some weeks are already booked up. Take a look on my website for further details www.trekkinginthealps.com or drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org