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Gallery 2017 - June

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Evening Walk - Around Woodwell

Peter Goff, Krysia N, Sandra & Tony Atkinson, Margaret & Alan Parker, Val Calder, Maureen Cragg

Thanks to Margaret for these photos.

At the Cove, from left to right: Krysia, Peter, Alan, Maureen, Val, Sandra, Tony

Leaving Woodwell
Dogslack Well
Orchid - what kind?
Sunset over the shore
A group from Holy Trinity church were staying at High House over a very wet weekend. Here is a photo from their Tom Parker of Sour Milk Gill in flow flow.


Camping meet in Europe - Chamonix
Mick & Clare Fox, Colin & Val Hunter, Tony Maguire & Sue Mitchell, Hugh Taylor & Angie Mitchell, Norman Bell & Jenny Scott

10 members and friends met up at the Mer de Glace camp site in Les Praz just outside Chamonix for an excellent week of walking and cycling. Being slightly before the main season starts, most of the cable cars weren't operating, but full use was made of those that were. Below is a photo of the group having a communal meal on the last evening. From the front on the left: Tony, Angie, Val, Colin, Jenny, Norman, Clare, Mick, Sue.


Clare & Mick and Angie & Hugh arrived one day earlier than the others, and established the group camp in a 'cul-de-sac' on the campsite so that all five pairs were together. The evening sunset gave great views of the Drus.

On the Sunday, the four took the free bus down to Les Houches and used the cable car to ride up to Bellevue at 1800m. A steep walk up to the summit of Mont Lachet was followed by a long walk down on a path shown on the map with dotted sections. Apart from a length of fixed cable and a section where the path had partially slipped away, there was no problem.

Colin & Val and Norman & Jenny arrived that day, and Normans birthday was celebrated in the evening with a special cake.

Near the summit of Mont Lachet looking to Mont Blanc.
Mont Lachet looking to the Col de Tricot at 2120m
The descent from Mont Lachet
Norman cutting his birthday cake


Another lovely sunny day saw the four pairs catch the bus to Le Buet for a walk up the fine alpine valley of Vallorcine. The target was the Refuge de la Pierre à Bérard, though it was expected to be closed until the following weekend. The superb cascades were viewed on the way up, and a stretch of old snow crossed before the refuge was reached. The return journey was enlivened by an ibex on the path.

Tony and Sue joined the group that day to complete the party.
Angie and Clare viewing part of the cascades
The view down the valley from near the refuge
Crossing the stretch of old snow
The male ibex


The walk from Montenvers to Plan de l’Aiguille (Grand Balcon Nord) was chosen for Tuesday, with most walking to Montenvers from the camp site, and three choosing the ride on the Montenvers railway from Chamonix. Unfortunately the hotel was closed for renovation, but at least the superb views all round could be enjoyed . A great walk, followed by a ride back down to Chamonix on the Aiguille du Midi cable car.
Looking from Montenvers up the Mer de Glace, with the Grandes Jorasses in the centre.
The superb Aiguille du Dru which one never tires of looking at

On the Grand Balcon Nord looking to the Aiguille du Midi




The forecast for the day was for heavy thunder showers, so Mick came up with the idea of catching the bus to Servoz and then walking up the Gorge de la Diosaz. Watching lots of rushing water whilst being under lots of water was the idea! The timing was spot on as coffee was taken under a large canopy just before the heavens opened. Very memorable Tony said.
The bridge at the end of the gorge
Returning down the gorge along the walkways.


Another wet day was forecast, so most people opted for a bus ride to Argentiere and a walk back to Les Praz and on to Chamonix via the Petite Balcom Sud. In the event the day was much better than forecast and there was no rain, and it was noticeably cooler in the evening.
Waiting for the bus at Les Praz.
Time to check the route
Evening drinks, with Angie pointing out
the sunset over the Drus.


Angie and Hugh's final day, and the selected walk was to Lac Cornu and Lac Noirs from the top of the Plan Praz cable car. On arrival at the Col Cornu, 2406m, further progress was stopped due to an extensive steep slope of neve. A superb walk on a good path, in to a very mountainous setting. The communal meal that evening rounded off an excellent week.
The Dome de Gouter from the camp site

The Mont Blanc range from the Plan Praz cable car station.
Paragliders taking off from Plan Praz
On the walk up to Col Cornu looking back to Plan Praz.
Lunch just above Col Cornu
The face of Aiguille de Charlanon, 2549m, with the lunch spot below.
Sunset on the unforgettable Drus from the camp site.
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