Alan and Vince set off to climb a hill...
Rob and Alan near the col, which is seen below.
Stage 8 was tough, with about 18 km distance and 1600 m ascent and 1000 m descent.
Relais d'Arpette/1627 m is just outside of Champex
Fenetre d'Arpette/2665 m to
Chalet du Glacier/1583 qt the bottom of the valley of the Glacier de Trient to
Refuge Les Grands/2113 to
Refuge du Col de Balme/2191