Select Page

Author: Jacqui

Grand St Bernard – Tete de Fonteinte

Mike and I on the top of the Col by Fenetre du Feret Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Grand St Bernard - Tete de Fonteinte Distance 16 km Time 4 h 2 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1926 m Peak 2816 m Climb 974 m Descent 1419 m (0) March 16, 2017 Jacqui Skin up Fenetre du Feret, decent down Fenetre D’un Haute. Climb 2 peaks 2,823m (unnamed west of first Col) and 2,775 m (Tete de Fonteinte). Descent from Hostel to car park It dawned a beautiful settled sunny day with clear views...

Read More

Grand St Bernard – Barasson Cols

View from just past the Hostel across to the ‘summer village’ on the Italian side of the pass Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Col de Barasson East Distance 958 m Time 14 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 2474 m Peak 2638 m Climb 172 m Descent 10 m (0) March 15, 2017 Jacqui Col de Barasson West Distance 3 km Time 48 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 2248 m Peak 2686 m Climb 189 m Descent 466 m (0) March 15, 2017 Jacqui Another beautiful day in the Alps for our 2...

Read More

Adonis hike

Patch of Spring Adonis flowers by the Cross Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Adonis Hike Distance 11 km Time 2 h 47 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 464 m Peak 711 m Climb 921 m Descent 789 m (0) March 12, 2017 Jacqui We lucked upon this hike today in the search for something different to do and enjoy the wonderful Spring weather. As we were driving across to Chamonix later in the afternoon to stay with friends we wanted to go for a walk somewhere en route. Little did we know that...

Read More

Grand St Bernard Skin

Looking back towards the G.St. Bernard Hostel from the Italian border Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Grand st Barnard Distance 7 km Time 1 h 44 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1924 m Peak 2498 m Climb 670 m Descent 119 m (0) March 11, 2017 Jacqui Given the continued perfect weather we decided on a (favourite) skin up to the Hostel, something we try to do most years we are in Nendaz given it is such a beautiful valley. We arrived earlier than normal, which meant it was a bit easier to...

Read More

Skin to Cabane Marcel Brunet

View from the Cabane to the peak we skied up to on our first afternoon (marked by a black dot above the Cross) Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Cabane Marcel Brunet Distance 9 km Time 2 h 14 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1304 m Peak 2107 m Climb 165 m Descent 964 m (0) March 10, 2017 Jacqui Distance 5km up, 9km down (via road) 953m ascent Cabane Brunet website Several years ago we did a tour with a favorite mountain guide of ours (Rick Marchant) to the Cabane with the objective of...

Read More

Categories