Goats and the glacier of La Meije, Ecrins

Autumn colours at the Col du Lauteret

Goats & glaciers, taxis and a ride in a tow truck: the pleasures and pains of car motoring in the mountains.

Car and goats

Hire care and breakdown truck

Kaput! The pleasures and pains of car motoring in the mountains

  1. Grey hire car went “Kaput” on the Col de la Madeleine (1993 m.) in Haute Savoie
  2. Replacement car (maroon) encountered goats on the road at La Grave, opposite the Glacier de Meije on the road to the Col du Lauteret (2058 m.)
  3. Autumn colours at the Col du Lauteret

The ride down the Col de la Madeleine in the cab of the breakdown truck was much more fun than several interminable taxi rides to changeover the hire car. Merci Nicolas.
The Ducati on the breakdown truck had had a puncture, also on the Col de la Madeleine.