In a weird switcheroo it appears that I’m learning to ski uphill before learning to ski down???
I’ve been out twice now ‘skinning up’ which basically means strapping on an omni-directional ‘skin’ to a pair of skis and hiking up some steep snowy slopes.
The usual idea is that one would then ski back down but I’ve been out with Jane and Pete (both of whom have knackered their knees) who’re unable to ski down which suits me perfectly!
Here’s a shot I was very weirded out to have had when I looked down:
…and here’s the view out over Chamonix valley from near the top of today’s hike:
I’m having lessons starting next week to work on the down bit of skiing and so we’ll see how that goes.
Wish me luck!
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