Tour du Grand Combin and soon ski touring in New Zealand

Iris just spent 6 days with Leysin friends Yves and Laila hiking around the magnificient mountain areas consisting of several Combin peaks, the highest over 4300 m. Saw stunning alpine flora and fauna, traversed a glacier, tasted food and wine in the Swiss and Italian huts and just loved this week long alpinism adventure in true European summer weather. A very rainy front is on the way through but Gary is still planing to climb the Bishorn tomorrow.