Trying to fit in a “long” day around work and the kids. Start at the desk at 8am, leave at 10.30. Start walk at 10.50, back at car for 3.10pm, back at the desk at 3.30, shower then dinner at 6, back at the desk at 8pm til 10pm. 7 (quality) hrs at the desk [...]
It’s a classic ridge walk, fairly airy in places so you’ll need a head for heights. There are some new chains on one of the steeper sections. Not on all of them though, there is still a section which is fairly scetchy that has a couple of fresh bolts in it. Great if you [...]
Well almost anyway! We didn’t have the time required to do the whole trip. We had done “the” route from Chamonix to Verbier having done it last Autumn. So we started out in Verbier. We headed along the CristAlp route To Evolene, the next day over the Basset de Lona to Grimentz, then over the [...]
I great 6 hr circuit from the end of the Valley de la Manche. It starts up the Pas de la Latte crosses the cummit of the Tete de Bostan (2406m) and descends the Pas de la Bide into Switzerland finishing via the Col de Coux.
The ridge ride is one of the best rides in our area. Well it is if you like some fairly technical XC riding with incredible views and some steep drops, the consequences of a fall can be a bit hairy at times. You musn’t mind a few minutes (15 to 40min) fo uphill too.