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Rebecca’s Ramblings » Alps 2001


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Alps 2001


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I spent a week near Grand Bornand with a friend, Olivia. We stayed at La Ferme du Soleil, a chalet in Les Gettiers, up the hill from Chinaillon. It was situated at about 1500m, with the most spectacular scenery visible from the various balconies and mountain walks right on the doorstep.

In the summer, the area is pretty quiet, despite being so beautiful, as it is mostly visited for its skiing, which is obviously not available in the summer here! Most of the nearby chalets are still occupied by farmers for the summer, and the lower floors occupied by their cattle in the original alpine fashion.

The walking in the area is mostly on good paths, except on the multitude of rocky summits in the area which provide some good scrambles, and hillwalkers and mountain bikers were out in force on sunny days. There is also plenty of rock climbing, on the same rocky peaks. The local Alpine Guide company runs at least one walk each day, some further afield than others and ranging from family strolls along the valley to glacier crossings in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Chamonix is only an hour or so’s drive away, and we spent a day there too. We started the day by taking the cable car up to the Aguille du Midi. Not only is this the highest cable car in the world, ending at a height of 3802m, but also the final section is the longest single span cable car in the world, with a change in elevation of 1471m. On a clear, sunny day the views are magnificent. Mont Blanc looks close enough to touch, despite being about 5km away, and you can see the Matterhorn in Switzerland clearly too. Unfortunately my little automatic camera couldn’t cope with the intense light up there all that well, so some of the photos still have a slight yellow cast to them, despite my efforts with digital enhancement…

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