I am spending the next eight days with Mountain Guide Graham Frost and a team from the Eagles Ski Club. We are aiming to complete the Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route. Today, we had a warm up day at Le Grand Montets off piste skiing and reviewing transceiver and crevasse rescue skills. The snow off piste is variable depending on aspect and height. North facing aspects at altitude had good powder although some areas have been affected by recent winds.