Breakfast was laid out with military precision with each room allocated a table. At 7am the team entered and chaos reigned. Room 51 sat at table 43, one of whose occupants ate at the table for room 56. 53 sat with 32 at table 45. The Breakfast Dominatrix was not amused and boy did we know it. Our status sank to unimaginable depths when she caught the Senior Member making an illegal sandwich from the breakfast buffet.
We were in Corvara but the snow wasn’t so we only managed one day in the Dolomites – but what a day. The views on our traverse of Piz Boé were as good as any of us could remember and we climbed in the sun, sheltered from the wind. It was a cold week with temperatures never rising above zero and with a low of -21°C. On the other days we skied excellent snow from our comfortable farmhouse base in Val Casies on the border with Austria.
Taking refuge from the cold in the stylish café at the top of the Crëp de Munt lift after our Piz Boé traverse the illegal sandwich appeared. The waitress approached and ‘Oh No…’, it was the Breakfast Dominatrix. Breaking the rules to make and now breaking the rules to eat; she was most unimpressed!