Here is a very cold looking Madonna on the summit of Gran Paradiso, all covered in rime frost with the recent wintery weather in the Alps. The photo was taken by Dan and Oscar on the 3 Countries, 3x 4000m summits course, and you can see their other great photos at; http://tinyurl.com/28sxet9. The unsettled weather over the past couple of weeks has even seen people skiing at the Grands Montets and Aiguille du Midi, and it’s the middle of August! Yesterday our guides reported 60cm of fresh snow at the Midi, but todays high winds should soon strip that off the mountain. At last we are seeing a return of good weather in the Alps!