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George arrives in Les Gets

My friend George, his son Graham and friend Ian, arrived somewhat earlier than anticipated at 3.30am this morning 🙁

I met George when I was working at the Renishaw Iron Works in 1962. He was the assistant instructor to the redoubtable Fred Smith on the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme operated out of Parkgate Steel Works (both companies were owned by Tube Investments.

They had driven from Sheffield in 15 hours plus a 2 hour wait at the chunnel. George had a Eurotunnel frequent traveller deal were you can make 10 trips in a year for £390 so a pretty bargain crossing.

George being George meant he was up making tea at 7.30am and we were heading to the slopes at 9am (Matthew & Andrew take note 🙂 )

It was a glorious day on really excellent pistes here in Les Gets. We did 28.7miles in 3hr 16min + 2hr 30min of stops with a vertical descent of 3miles or so.

The trail and pics are here:

George, Graham & Ian in Les Gets – Day 1

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