Today was proof that you can’t always believe what you see out of the window. The murky grey clouds that I saw this morning nearly sent me crawling back to bed but there was a promise of something brighter lurking behind them.
A quick check of the webcams seemed to give hope of some sunshine beyond the clouds, so I hopped on the bus to Brevent. From the Planpraz gondola it was obvious that the snow line is now quite high - there were a few runners trotting up the merciless switchbacks of the Vertical KM to reach the lift station without any major snowy obstacles to cross. Stepping out at Planpraz, I was not greeting with the clear blue skies and glorious sunshine that I had convinced myself was awaiting me. It was still pretty gloomy as I waited for the Brevent cable car to appear out of the mist.
Location: Chamonix - Le Brevent