Pissing down today so on with the full gortex. Luckily we had scheduled a really short day so we arrived at Elaine by lunch after a leisurely stroll up a valley with minimal ascent/descent.
Before we left Bonatti we observed the helicopter resupplying of the Refugio. The pilot drops off loads swung under the chopper on a cable. With great speed and precision three loads were dropped then the pilot landed for a coffee and chat in the Italian tradition while the staff hurriedly square away all the supplies.