Classic Dolomite Haute Route around Cortina d'Ampezzo combining spectacular mountains, fine scenery, abundant snow, excellent skiers, and ... did I mention the hut slipper's game? Home-made trombones? What about ... let's see ... the most snow in 300 years, or the Sahara Desert?
Taking in the Refugio Lagazoua , Refugio Fanes, Refugio Sennes, Pratopiazza. All with Mark Charlton, mountain guide, and skiers Ian and Ian and Sandra - all veterans from previous productions - and me, and John D should have been there, and so should Bruce, but they weren't, but Ben Bradford - that's the aspirant - was. And introducing Livi - best not forget her, cos she was good news ...
Aye, Aye. A grand trip. And that's without me even touching on the Venice bit of it.
Or the opera.
Or the missed plane.