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... being extremely damp is home to many different
varieties of mushrooms, ferns and moss. On the way down we met up with an Adder
Snake which had just shed its skin.
The interesting part of the descent is that although it is
extremely steep and rocky, there are tracks that indicate that some maniacs
actually ride mountain bikes down these paths.
Eventually we arrived at a small group of chalets called
Gueuroz. These were probably holiday homes but a few ...
... they took me away with sirens blasting...lol. A definite first for me. I haven't had the best night sleep and got up just before 7 after laying awake for ages, despite Richie's effort looking after me and making me a bed in the table area whilst he slept on the couch to give me room. He did eventually join me in the early hours as it got cold but after I had climbed over him to leave him to sleep longer I made him coffee in bed when he woke. After we was all up we went ...
... Soon we were all happy and talkative again. Shar and I ventured out once more to see if any of the clouds had lifted and not only was the sky beginning to clear but the clouds had settled into a thick carpet of white across the valley leaving only the dark ridge lines protruding above. To our left we found one snow covered peak just peering out from behind a dark ridge and the snow was being illuminated by the crescent moon so we ran back in to get the tripod ...
... De Glace like a still river trapped in ice, Glace De Argentiers like a ‘storm trapped in ice’. Sounded spectacular and was! The first part of the hike took about 45 min, and walking around a bend came face to face with the ‘stormy’ end of the glacier. Amazing! Stopped for some speccy photos then continued on the high path leading to a point further along the glacier (hard work and at altitude – Sam very ...
Chamonix is only 14kms from the Swiss border and although deciding against going to Geneva, we wanted to see a bit of Switzerland. We drove up the valley from Chamonix to Argentiere and Vallorcine in France to Trient and La Forclaz at the top of the mountain pass looking down the valleys and open lands of Switzerland. We decided not to go to Martigny. We are aware that if we move onto ...