Today we woke up to the most amazing views. It is still hard to imagine this place. The Alaskan boy is seeing slopes extreme! Houses and roads stuck on sheer vertical. Hang gliders leapt from the cliffs above and sailed for hours on the thermals.This was the official start of the residency. We all met up for breakfast. What a fine team has assembled. We viewed the huge work tent and proportioned work areas, then drove down the mountain to Martigny to buy a few more tools. An afternoon walk got us out to see cows, sheep, eagles, donkeys. We all meet up in an hour for dinner. We have groceries in the fridge, tolls assembled. tomorrow will be a trip up the mountain to see possible sites, then we begin in earnest Monday.