My family and I spend a lot of our holiday time here in Chamonix France. We have had a place here in the valley for nearly 5 years and since we got it we have spent much of our time during the summer and winter holidays here. On average we probably spend up to 8 or 9 weeks a year here. This Christmas break wasn't any different, we all drove out from the UK on Sunday 20th Dec allowing us time to get the chalet sorted for there holiday, do some skiing (2 days of 2 runs each on the Bochard run at Grand Montets), have some family time and enjoy being back in the valley before my grandparents arrived for Christmas.
After spending Christmas with our grandparents that flew our for the week from Scotland, on ??? as there was no skiing as there is a severe lack of snow in the Alps, we decided to go on a wintery hike up towards Mont Buet with crampons and all.
A little video I took on my phone (Galaxy S6) whilst crossing the icy bridge on our way back down. My brother, dad and I all had crampons on for the whole descent which made a major difference, but sadly mum didn't however she said she was comping with the icy conditions underfoot okay and also we helped out holding her hand making sure she didn't fall on the extra icy bits or bits where where was very little rock or ground cover on the path
PS I will have a longer blog post up of an overall summary of the holiday when I get back to the UK on the 12th Jan detailing stuff like what I got for Christmas and stuff like that but the next blog post that will be up will be from my experience at an LSE Finance Conference that a friend was organising and asked me to cover the photos for the event.