It was another bluebird day in Tignes and Val D’Isere today. So a couple of us set off on an exploratory skin to join the dots between 2 areas. We rode up the Col de Ves and then skinned towards the col between Grande Balme and Dome de Pramecou. Some spectacular views looking towards Borsat and a completely different view of the Grande Motte were the rewards.
Having surveyed the scene we then came down Grande Balme via a gulley which has looked tempting all season.
And then on to Phase 2 of the days leisure management; so today’s song is dedicated to:
Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
they go up tiddly up up,
they go down tiddly down down.
It was the rescheduled Aeroclub BBQ at the altiport near the Grattalu lift hosted by the guys from Tignes Air Experience (you can read about my flight here: http://valdiseretignes.edgemag.net/2017-04-10-microlight-flight-with-tignes-air-experience-meteo-mike-takes-to-the-skies
Yes, that is a pilot using a hair dryer to get the BBQ going at 2400m!! Some other aviators popped in to say hello via microlight, plane and parapente – it was all very convivial and a perfect day. Of course you can’t have a aviators gathering without a flypast which was duly provided.
The weather tomorrow looks OK, it will be mainly cloudy with sunny spells and a couple of degrees cooler than today. Monday will be mostly the same with a breeze building to a wind in the afternoon, the cloud may thicken enough to produce a few flocons. Tuesday looks like being cloudy and windy with light snow showers in the morning and heavier ones in the afternoon. It will be snow to well below Les Brevieres. Unfortunately Wednesday looks grim, very windy and snowy, but as it will be warmer it will be sleeting below 1900m and raining a bit further down.
For the travellers tomorrow, there should not be any problems on the roads. For those flying then the UK will be mainly dreary, there is a chance of early fog at Luton, Stansted and Manchester which could slow things up. Over here there will be no snags!