17th August: Le Roux to Aiguilles

We had originally planned a 8.5 to 9 hour day over three high cols (including one over 2900 metres) and Pic du Malrif (2906 metres). However, because we were both a bit weary and the guidebook advised that it would be particularly difficult following heavy rain, which we had last night, we decided on plan... Continue Reading →

16th August: L’Echalp to Le Roux

We had a better nights' sleep in our single beds, after a lovely meal and a litre of wine, enjoying the company of various French people, including a young couple who spoke good English, who slept in the upper section of our bedroom. John was excited to have toast for brekkie, rather than plain bread,... Continue Reading →

10th August: A perfect paddle

We both agreed that today's paddle was our best ever. It even beats the sea paddles when I've seen seals and caves, I think!¬†We thought we'd missed the opportunity because when I woke and looked at the clock it was 9.48 and we'd agreed to leave at 10.00. John got dressed and dashed to see... Continue Reading →

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