A walk on the not so wild side

What a view! (photo by Paul)

Today, the weather was as forecasted, fantastic. The clear crisp morning would have been perfect conditions for heroic activities at 4000m, but not for us.

During the early hours of the morning, there was sudden and alarming activity in the Sterling residence; as first Pete, and then Boris, made numerous mad rushes to the toilet. Had I poisoned them….? I decided not as both me and Paul were both fine.

With climbing out, me, Paul and an almost recovered Boris, decided to go for a walk. We took the Brevent lift up to the mid-station and then casually made our way along the beautiful Alpine scenery towards Col des Montets. We stopped for a nice long lunch, spied (through binoculars) numerous people descending on various routes from Mont Blanc, got pretty close to some goat like creatures (they’re not chamois, but I don’t know what they are), and eventually made our way down to the Col, where Peter heroically came and picked us up.


It was a beautiful day.

Series - Chamonix 2007

  1. Plan B
  2. La Grande Dalle d’Amone
  3. Laetitia gets the Swiss Army knife out…
  4. A walk on the not so wild side
  5. What time is the last train?
  6. Laetitia has a cold; Paul + Pete go downhill…
  7. Where’s it gone…?

2 thoughts on “A walk on the not so wild side”

  1. are the creatures not “bouquetins”?
    It looks like a fab day; I was holed up in the (rather poor) Thistle hotel at Manchester Piccadilly again.
    Mustn’t grumble, I could have been swimming around Tewkesbury…………

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