Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Fabulous conditions all over Europe

It's great when everything turns out well isn't it? The snow came in abundance in December and now for the holiday period the sun is shining on a daily basis and the snow seems to be pretty well settled and not too dangerous. The temperatures are excellent too - cold at night and really quite balmy in the day. 

Skiing or snowshoeing, it's all good right now, so let's hope it stays that way. More snow forecast from tomorrow but not sure in what quantity.

Meanwhile elsewhere in France it's also lovely and warm and sunny. In the Drôme Provençale the conditions are perfect for flying: 

And in general the only other company at the crags looks like this: 

Happy New Year!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Snow in the Alps sun in Provence

The snow has fallen in abundance this last week in the alps and the ski areas are opening this weekend.This is wonderful news for snowshoeing and as it's forecast to snow again most of next week I think we can stop worrying about a lack of snow.

Meanwhile in Provence, where I have been checking out new walks for an April hiking week, the weather is excellent for walking, climbing and biking.

The photos say it all!!