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Catching up on admin is enough to drive anyone out the door! As a goal to get through the emails I organised an afternoon snowshoe with Lindsay, Mark and Cynthia. We saw yet more snow fall in the valley today and I guess some might decide that it's best to stay in on a cloudy/snowy day but in actual fact snowshoeing is an ideal way to enjoy those less than sunny days! Whilst the snow falls in exposed areas it can feel, gloomy and bleak but if you stick to the trees then you can enjoy nature at work and watch the snowfall whilst having the forest canopy as your umbrella.

Our route took us up to the Glacier des Bossons where we had close-up 'wintery views' of the tongue of blue ice that dominates the village of the same name, Les Bossons. The Bossons glacier is famous for several reasons, it descends a total of 3600m, which makes it the largest icefall in Europe, it advances at a rate of 1m each day plus it's margin reaches the lowest altitudes in Europe.

So we walked and talked our way through the woods to a viewpoint where we enjoyed coffee and chocolate. Our 2h30 round trip was enough to blow the cobwebs away and feel like you've got some exercise - not to mention catching up on the Chamonix gossip along the way.

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