After getting the 'red eye' from Luton at 6am, 2 axe and lord Charles set out for cogne and annual ice pilgrimage.
Conditions report was mixed which were confirmed with ' Beau temps' of + 4 in the valley! The first things to get sorted was a decent espresso and pannini, which was duly provided by the local hostelry in the town square.
Quick change and ever eager lord Charles wanted a bit of euro ice fix. So off they set to Cascade du Lillaz, which the pair had climbed before but seemed a reasonable bet.
First pitch dispatched a rope issue ensued and the failing light plus beer calling confirmed decision to bale.
Patri is looking on tomorrow although weather looking to crap out with 20cm of snow. But that's just like Scotland says 2 axe? He was right - bring it on!
Lord Charles, out.