Summer in Les Contamines … week 1

On the way to the col de la Fenêtre

With the UTMB looming at the end of August, Anna and I decided a few months ago to have a couple of weeks in Les Contamines to coincide with the race and her birthday (30 something, I believe). We had entered the OCC, part of the UTMB program, but failed to get a place as it was over-subscribed.

Despite not getting into the race, we have been alternating our days with some high mountain runs, hoping that the altitude will help when we get back to Cumbria, with the Derwent trail almost immediately we are back. The Parc Loisirs is also only 800m from the appt., so we’ve also tried a few routes on the local crag, used the open air swimming lake (with beach), and biathlon.

On the ridge to the top of Mont Joly
On the ridge to the top of Mont Joly

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On the way to the col de la Fenêtre
On the way to the col de la Fenêtre
On the run from Megeve back to St. Gervais
On the run from Megeve back to St. Gervais
Anna on the biathlon course
Anna on the biathlon course

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6 thoughts on “Summer in Les Contamines … week 1”

  1. The string is attached to a stick at this end and the target at the other. You pull it to reset the target. The gun uses .22 pellets, the sort of thing that we all had as kids 🙂 😯 ……. But also has quite good telescopic sights. :alien:

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