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Author: Jacqui

Rest day??

Jax outside summer herdsman’s cottage where we had some tea and chocolate! Great views down to Siviez Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Bisse de Chevre Distance 7 km Time 1 h 45 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1729 m Peak 2205 m Climb 795 m Descent 690 m (0) February 7, 2017 Jacqui After a tough couple of days including one where Mike beasted himself by skinning up to Tracouet in under 2 hours (whilst I chilled at home and rested my wrist) we decided it was time for a ‘rest day’ Thought of hiking along along the Grand Bisse de Vex from Planchouet to Chitty but decided on venturing out of the car that it was too cold and miserable so after about 500 m turned round and made our way up to Siviez for hot chocolate and a new top for me! Suitably warmed up we snow shoed up to  Bisse de Cherve. Was tough going on the way up as for at least half the trail we needed to make fresh tracks in deep snow. Lovely outlook from the summer hut where we had lunch. As the weather was closing in did not stay too long and had our tea and biscuits at a second summer hut half way down. Lovely day on our Tubbs snowshoes but did not really count...

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Saxon Bisse to Prarion

View across to Les Diablerets from the Saxon Bisse at the start of the X Country ski area Link to detailed route page and map click on route title  Prarion Bisse Distance 14 km Time 3 h 28 min Speed 4 km/h Min altitude 1599 m Peak 1831 m Climb 1413 m Descent 1208 m (0) January 28, 2017 Jacqui We decided to try out our old Sportiva Mountaineering boots which have sat in the cave for far too long. Our hike is an old favourite which takes us through ancient spruce and fir forests along the Saxon Bisse to...

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