Shizuo was over 70 and he’d tried to ski Mont Blanc many times, unfortunately without success. It was my privilege to accompany him on what was the best ski Mont Blanc I have ever done. The conditions were just perfect as you can see from the photos. Superb snow, plenty of it and ideal weather with no wind. We were slow on the way up but fast on the down due to the conditions and the fact that Shizuo was a very good skier. I learnt afterwards that this day was his final ski tour. What a way to finish.