Friday, 17 June 2011

Great days in the Alps

It doesn't get much better than this - sunshine, views, flowers, mountains, wildlife and great companions.

During a week of unstable weather we were lucky to get dry sunny conditions for our walks. This is a fabulous time to be in the Alps, with the flowers just coming into bloom (notably the Alpenrose), the trees in full greenery and the high mountains perfectly coated in snow.

Our first walk was a long day taking in the Aiguillettes de Posettes summit, followed by a slightly shorter day in the Aiguilles Rouges, where we saw mlore wildlife than you sometimes do in a week - marmots, ibex, vultures (big surprise that!), golden eagles.....I guess if you've come all the way from Massachussets for your 50th birthday then you deserve something special...

and it's always nice for me to start my summer season with a fun group - thanks guys!!

So now the bar has been set high for the rest of the summer - coming up, Annecy Summits, Creaky Knees Specials and then some hard treks across the peaks and passes.