Monday 22 March 2010

Living the Dream - Day 1

First day of living the dream for 2010 arrived on friday when Peter and I skiied in the morning and climbed at Servoz in T-shirts in the afternoon. Late March and April represent peak time for ski/climb/BBQ combo's, so make the most of it!

The weather looked truly awful for the weekend though so Tom and I headed to Orpiere, just south of Ceuse, and found perfect conditions for clipping bolts in nice, warm weather. Its a 3.5 hour drive from Cham so a long way, but we escaped rain and climbed some superb routes up to 5 pitches long on perfect, dry limestone, so it definitely felt worth the drive. Orpierre would make a great place to stop whenever heading south past Gap, so check it out.