Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Ailefroide to La Grave to Chamonix 11th July

Every year in January we go to La Grave for ice climbing and skiing so for the journey back to Chamonix, we chose to drive through La Grave to see how different it is without the snow and ice.
Also, the journey that we had taken from Chamonix to Ailefroide took us through the Frejus Tunnel which was interesting but expensive for a motorhome.There were also more tolls road tolls travelling by way of the Frejus Tunnel than driving round to La Grave then onto Grenoble and up the motorway towards Geneva.
It was quite strange looking at all the waterfalls as waterfalls rather than icefalls and we were quite amazed to see the classic ice route, Le Pylon, was just a brown, slimy looking cliff! The photos show a view of La Meije and Caturgeas, one of the classic ice routes of the valley. I'll find some winter pictures of the same view and add them on too later.

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