Anyone watching the news today cannot miss the headlines of the travel chaos caused by the volcanic ash cloud released by the Eyjafjallajoekull eruptions in Iceland. If you are travelling to the Alps this weekend on an Icicle course (Intro Ski Touring, Winter Skills, Haute Route, Gran Paradiso ski tour), then please check with your airline before setting off to the airport. Hopefully todays airport closures are just precautionary, and things will get back to usual as of tomorrow. On the positive side, eruptions always slightly lower global temperatures, so that means more snow! Read the full story at; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8621407.stm.