After the mega rain yesterday and last night, there was no hope of a big day today. So after breakfast in bed we headed up to the Index for a half day with moderate altitude to get a little acclimatised just in case the weather gets better later in the week.
The journey up from La Flegere was questionable. It was still very cloudy after the rain and as this next picture shows, the prospect of getting above the cloud didn’t improve as we gained height!
Our objective was the classic route, L’Index. An easy route, but as we’d started so late waiting for the clouds to clear a bit and the rock to dry we had little time left before the last lift back down at 4.30 pm.
Luckily the weather did improve a fair bit, as the next picture shows. Although there was a fair amount of cloud whooshing around us the sun did show his face. 😀
The combination of the clouds and sunshine gave us an amazing Brocken Spectre at the top of the route! I just hope the picture shows up well on the web?
A short day and an easy climb, but never-the-less loads of fun!
As we sat eating our lunch we noticed hundreds of cars parked near the Chamonix heliport in Les Bois. We decided to investigate…
There was massive cross-country mountain biking race going on. We weren’t too sure but it seemed fairly serious stuff with massive tents for all the big name mountain bike brands and their professional rider teams. Plus there was an area set aside for some awesome stunt riding. The guy in this picture has just jumped, from an almost standing start, up 2m onto the log!!!
After all that, it was time for today’s cake… :yum:
Series - French Cakes
- Tarte aux Figue
- Tarte aux Pommes
- Tarte aux Myrtles
- Tarte aux Myrtles et Bière
- Les Miettes
- Gâteau de Citron
- Gâteau de Chocolat