Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day 9, part a: Col de Balme to Tré-le-Champ

Looking back northeast after leaving the Refuge du Col de Balme.
Below, looking southwest to the Aiguilettes des Posettes and in the distance the Aiguilles Rouges. The Chamonix valley lies between the two.

Below, looking south down the Chamonix valley toward Mt Blanc.

The whole day of Stage 9 from Refuge du Col de Balme to Refuge de la Flégère was about 17 km in length, with about 1,000 meter ascent and 1,300 m descent.
Col de Balme/2191 m to
Col des Posettes/1997m to
Aiguilettes des Posettes/2201 m to
Tré-le-Champ/1417 m to
Refuge La Flégère/1875 m