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 →

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 →

Mont Dauphin

John was off kayaking on the Ubaye today, so I had a day to myself. I tidied the van and did a rather large load of washing before catching up with editing my photos and writing my blog. Then Jackie asked if I fancied a walk up to Mont Dauphin with her, and her niece... Continue Reading →

Le Moucherotte and a move

Today we moved on to Guillestre, where we were meeting up with Dan and Jackie, Zac and Judy, and some other friends. However, first we thought we'd do another hike. It was a bit cloudy when we woke, especially on the tops of the mountains; but we thought we'd climb Le Moucherotte anyway and hope... Continue Reading →

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