We started the walk in sunshine and in much

warmer temperatures than we have had
recently.  However, this meant that the ground
was treacherous, with the sun melting parts, but
 ice on the shady sides of the path.  Most walkers
 had abandoned their sticks as the sun was shining,
 but regretted it!  We modified the walk where we
 could and walked cautiously, so no-one fell and we
 all arrived safely at Mont Blanc where we said
good bye to Alex as today was her last walk with
 us.  We all wished her well.
Anne F.