This is the photo diary of Dave Butcher for a ski mountaineering trip to the Vanoise Alps, starting and finishing in Val d’Isere in France. Our ski tour is known as the Haute Route of the Tarentaise.
The colour photos (shown here for the first time) are scans of the Fuji slides/transparencies mainly taken to show the people side of the trip to complement the black and white landscapes.
Jon de Montjoye
Hilary Sharp, Jon’s wife, joined us at Chabod Hut for second half of tour
No Polenta Club Members
Mark Rogerson, Phil Moorhouse, Graham Arthur, Lovejoy, Dave Butcher. We were a group of friends who all met on previous ski mountaineering trips and had a mutual loathing for the type of nondescript polenta served in many mountain huts.