Hiking to Refuge du Pelvoux

Judith joined us for our hike today. We left the campsite just after 7.30 and drove for about 45 minutes up to Ailefroide (1507m) in the Ecrins National Park. The town was busy, with campers, climbers and walkers everywhere but, luckily, we found a good parking sport for Bertie. He's rather long so it can... Continue Reading →

Via ferrata du Torrent de la Combe

We had an adrenaline filled day today, with a climb up a gorge (including a cliff with an overhang 😳) assisted by ladders and cables, then an eventful paddle on the Gyronde for John. The morning was quite relaxed, with a lie in and then some chores around the van, such as emptying the loo... Continue Reading →

The Crete de Vars

Today we did a hike which we did last time we were staying in Guillestre. It's a lovely walk because the landscape and views are spectacular. Today there was a bonus, marmot stalking! We left the campsite quite early again because we knew the hike up to the ridge was steep and on the sunny... Continue Reading →

A day to myself

John was paddling again today, and Jackie went too, in the Topo Duo with Dan, so I was left to my own devices. I decided to try and find a path to the top of the hill behind the campsite and maybe visit some nearby petrified fountains. They were paddling on the River Durance, directly... Continue Reading →

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