Day 3: Argentiere! Oh my!

by Lee Mcewen February. 19, 2008 1872 views

This was, easily, the craziest skiing i've ever done. I've gotta be honest, I was worried for dad… ;-] We began the day early after a late night , and I promptly face-planted on my first run. And after that, I nearly ran over a 3ft tall child in a white/pink ski suit (c'mon, dark colors, people!), then I nearly tumbled down a rocky crevice. It was not my best day. Pops was doing much better.

We went to the tip-top of this place, Les Grande Montets. There was no air up there, but plenty to see… slow movements and deep breaths. Skiing down, we went alongside the glacier – it was incredible. It took about 1.25 hours to get down to the bottom– 1 run. In part, it took so long because the mountain was enormous, and also because I took us off the trails into no-man's-land. After that run, the day was finished– we were both exhausted.

That's the largest glacier at Chamonix.

A view of the Chamonix valley.

The human spirit conquers all.

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