Alps, Summer 2002

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Chamonix from the Plan Praz cable-car
Some chamois near Col du Brévent
The Bossons glacier from across the Chamonix valley
Aiguille Verte on our first morning in the Alps, near Lac Blanc
Tim, with Mont Blanc in the distance
The Mer de Glace, with the Grandes Jorasses in the distance
A lake below the Aiguilles Rouges
Aiguille d'Argentière
Mont Blanc
Glacier du Tour
View down the Chamonix valley
Tim on the path up to Refuge Albert 1er
Glacier du Tour
Cabane d'Orny high above the Glacier d'Orny
The statue of an Ibex outside Cabane d'Orny
Cabane d'Orny
View down the Glacier d'Orny
Tim on the way up to Cabane du Trient
The Aiguilles Dorées across the Trient plateau
View down the Val d'Arpette from Point d'Orny
Tim at Point d'Orny
Le Portalet
Me at Point d'Orny; Aiguille d'Argentière can be seen in the distance
View north-west from Point d'Orny
The dog at Cabane du Trient
Tim on the descent from Cabane d'Orny
Petit et Grande Clocher du Portalet, seen from the descent from Cabane d'Orny
Glacier de Saleina; Cabane de Saleina is situated perilously up on the left
The northern Val Ferret
Our tent in the campsite at la Fouly
The path to Grande Col Ferret
Tim at Grande Col Ferret, with Glacier de Pré de Bar in the background
The southern Val Ferret
The southern Val Ferret
Our hotel in la Palud, near Courmayeur
Mont Blanc
Les Grandes Jorasses, reflected in Lac Chécroui
Don't fall!
Aiguile de Tré la Tête behind the debris-strewn Glacier du Miage
Mont Blanc
Tim
Lac du Miage, at the edge of Glacier du Miage
Aiguilles des Glaciers across a marshy plain
View down Val Veni towards Mont Blanc
Aiguile de Tré la Tête and the Refuge Elisabetta Soldini
A nice campsite in the Vallon de la Lée Blanche
View south-west from Col de la Seigne
Tim at a strange waterfall below Col des Fours
The Plan-de-la-Laie — our first campsite on the GR5
Chalet Refuge de Rosuel
Aiguille Noire de Pramecou
Distant view of the Tignes ski resort
Tim on a mountain near Col du Palet
Tim on a mountain near Col du Palet
View over Col du Palet to la Grande Casse
Tim in front of Aiguille Noire de Pramecou
Tignes
Tignes
Tignes
The Plan des Nettes lake
A helicopter bringing supplies to Refuge de la Leisse
View down the Glière valley
Le Mounioz
View south from Col des Méandes
Le Grand Séru from Col des Méandes
Le Grand Séru and Lac du Peyron
Our tent at Col des Méandes
Panorama from the summit of Mont Thabor
View south-west from the summit of Mont Thabor
Chapelle du Mont Thabor
View from the Chapelle du Mont Thabor
Pic du Thabor
Briançon
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Château-Queyras
Sunset at Chapelle Sainte-Anne
Chapelle Sainte-Anne
View from Col Girardin
View down the Ubaye valley
Chapelle Saint-Antoine
Pont du Châtelet
View into the gorge from the Pont du Châtelet
Our tent in front of the Tête de Sautron
A tame marmot!
Tim in front of Lac du Lauzanier
Our campsite near the Lacs d'Agnel
Bousiéyas
Mont Mounier
Our campsite in the Combe de Crousette
Me amongst the crowds at the summit of Mont Mounier
The ridge linking Petit Mont Mounier with Mont Mounier
The Tinée valley
Roure
Tim relaxing in Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée