Sunday, 26 June 2016


The final snowy approach to Lac Blanc
On The Ladders
Plenty of Ibex today
Aiguillete Argentiere
The team at Lac Blanc
Final day of the TMB Highlights trek with the fun group of 12 Australians. I always like to finish in style up to Lac Blanc. The 'Ladders' route up from Argentiere is a spectacular way to ascend. A series of ladders, cables and narrow paths weave up beside a crag overlooking the town. On the way up we got entangled in the TMB Marathon, 1500 runners pounding down a section of the trail. Eventually we went away from their route and shortly after spotted several ibex grazzing amongst the undergrowth. Not a care in the world about 13 folk walking past them. This area is always a good spot to get to see these wonderful beasts. After our fun on the ladder section we hit the snow again at the 2100m contour. The final 50m to the lake is well banked with deep snow. A quick decent down to the Flegere cablecar and end of the trek. A great week with super group. I was working this week for RAW Travel.

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