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Alpinism: Tavels West face – Left Gully

Anna and I went to the Cime of Tavels (2795 m) to climb the left Gully of the West face (Goulotte Ouest de gauche), one of the 3 ice and mixed routes of Tavels. The routes is 250 meters high (6 pitches), graded French TD / 85° 4+ / M4. It was cold -16°C. The […]
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Lac du Clapier

With all the fresh snow I went to St Grat in the Gordolasque valley for the first time this season. I planned to go up to Mt. Clapier (3045 m) but the weather didn’t cooperate. The clear sky and -10°C turned into big snow fall with a lot wind. I turned back below the Lake […]
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Snowshoes: Baus de la Frema

Winter is here; it snowed 30cm last night, enough for a 15 km hike with snowshoes. I left St Martin Vesubie (1050 m) in a snowy weather and went up to the Baus de la Frema (2246 m). The snow starts at around 1400 m. Distance: 15km, ascent: 1230m / descent: 1230m. Valley of Vesubie […]
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Trail: St Martin Vesubie – Cime de la Palu – Prals

Great trail running in Mercantour National Park. This trail starts at the village of St Martin Vesubie and follows the crests of Cime de la Palu (2132m), Cime de Fuon Freja (2334m), Mont Lapasse, Tete de la Lave, Cime de la Valette de Prals (2496m) and Cime the Montjoia (2366m). Then it goes back to […]
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Trail: St Sauveur sur Tinee – Longon

This trail starts at the village of St Sauveur sur Tinee (510m) and make a loop along the GR 52A and the GR 5 up to Longon (1941m) in the Mercantour National Park. The trail is good and well marked (red and white paint). Distance: 38 km, ascent: 2000m / descent: 2000m. Vignols and Portes […]
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Trail: Boreon – Cime de Agnelliere – Trecolpas

This weekend we made a short Trail around the Boreon (Mercantour Park). We left the Vacherie of Boreon (1660m) and went up to the Pas des Roubines (2106m) and all the way to the Cime de l’Agnelliere (2700m). Then we went down to the Pas des Ladres (2448m), the lake of Trecolpas and back to […]
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Trail: Mont Saint Sauveur

This trail is one of the very few with 2000 meters of continuous climb in a relatively short distance (7.5 km). It starts in the Valley of Tinee, 6km after the village of St Sauveur sur Tinee at 670 meters. It goes in the forest, passes the Vacherie de St Sauveur and continues straight in […]
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