Monday, 6 February 2017

Exploring the Wonders of the Hautes-Alpes in France at Serre des Ormes

Spent a wonderful week winter walking in France at the fabulous Serre des Ormes, run by Kate & Paul.  Incredible food, company and location.

The Gorges de la Méouge is a geologist's paradise with startling folds in the sedimentary rock, slabs chock full of ammonites and caves, stacks and arches galore.

Best day was snow shoeing up to Téte de Merlant.  Ours were the first tracks out on the deep virgin snow.  running down the steep snow fields has to be in my top 3 fun things to do.

The lighting and clouds was so dramatic.  Here are a few photographs.

Mountain landscape at Téte de Merlant
Mountain Views at Téte de Merlant
Snow Shoeing up to Téte de Merlant
Amazing Sedimentary Folds in the Gorges de la Méouge

Climbing into Le Rocher de la Baume to reach the summit

The French still have the best vintage wall advertising

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