Black and white photographs are used here to illustrate a 2 day ski mountaineering trip above Leukerbad in the Bernese Oberland. We stayed at the Lammeren Hut for 1 night but the weather was really poor and I fell in bad weather and was injured too badly for me to continue.
This was in the third week of April in 1999 and for the third year running I arranged the ski trip with the same 4 friends. Unfortunately, 2 of them were unable to make any of the available dates – Phil had an operation on his bad back at the end of March and Graham was too busy with work. That left me Dave Butcher, Mark a Pathologist from Cheshire and Lovejoy a GP from Hampshire. Our guide as usual was Jon de Montjoye.
Our meeting point was in Argentiere near Chamonix in France with the plan to ski the 5 day Western Bernese Oberland Traverse from Diablerets to Kandersteg and ski over a few mountains en route. Unfortunately, due to the appalling weather our plans had to change.