In ten days time I will be questing off to New Zealand with Tom Grant with the hope to ski some of the lines in the big mountains there. My good friend Evan Cameron lives in Christchurch and has already been skiing some great lines on his days off from doctoring so conditions look promising and I hope to share some turns with him in the Cook Range. Its almost ten years since we skied together in AK. Another friend and ex-Chamonix resident lives in Wanaka so the trip will be social whatever the conditions in the mountains and there’s always plenty great of sport climbing on the Wanaka rock as a fall back plan!
Its 4 months since my last turns on the East Face of the Matterhorn so next week I will have to get up the Midi and make some turns to get the feel back and acclimatise.