May 08 04
Plan A failed today. We were headed for Chapelle de la Gliere but only got 10 minutes from the chair lift before we realised there was way too much snow! It was risky traversing the slope across to the start of the route – several small avalanches of fresh spring snow on top of a hard base were obvious. Plus, we were going dead slow having to wade through the soft snow. Luckily the lift pass had only cost us €1 each – a late season special.
So our Plan B was Le Cheserys from the Col de Montets… …where we met this fella, a cheeky bouquetin.
He watched me clmbing…
I was climbing through a drenching shower from the mass of melting snow above (the photo doesn’t really show the pouring water for what it was)…
Le Cheserys has a great view across to the Mont Blanc side of the Chamonix valley. But, on the approach I got soaked feet marching up through the spring snow!
…but we did see these lovely little Crocuses – amazing how much later they are here than at home!
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