GR5 – DAY8, to LA GRANDE BERGE

DAY 8, REFUGE DE LA BALME to LA GRANDE BERGE Ascent: 1246 m Descent: 917 m Distance: 18 km Time on trail: 6:45 - 16:00 I left the camp when the first light of the day illuminated the higher peaks. Behind an interesting "roof of clouds" slid silently along the valley as I was climbing … Continue reading GR5 – DAY8, to LA GRANDE BERGE

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GR5 – DAY7, to REF. DE LA BALME

DAY 7, LES HOUCHES to REFUGE DE LA BALME Ascent: 1539 m Descent: 844 m Distance: 27 km Time on trail: 6:30 - 15:45 Time to begin the second stage, which leads to Landry in three days, covering 70 km. I was eager to move again even though the morning was dull and wet. Visibility … Continue reading GR5 – DAY7, to REF. DE LA BALME