Mont Pelvoux (3946 m.) and glacier
Continuing my photographic hunt for glaciers, those slow moving but ever more remote quarry. Our hike from the Col de Granon (2404 m.) gives great views both to the Écrins and to the Savoie Alps. The geology is tortuous because the views are across colliding tectonic plates as well as the action of the glaciers, wind, rain and frost.
The clear air enabled us to identify Mont Thabor (3178 m.) which I summited in 2014. The stone chapel just down from the top will be relocated this autumn because of erosion.
Still very dry underfoot although the first of the autumn storms has provided some rain and the birds are back. There’s a through route from Serre-Chevalier-Vallée-Briançon to Névache and the Vallée de la Clarée for bikes but not motors.
Note the Manfrotto rucksac with specific features for location photography.
Barre des Écrins (4102 m.) and the top of the Glacier Blanc
Binoculars at the Col des Cibières (2525 m.)
Probably a female Traquet motteux - Oenanthe oenanthe - Northern Wheatear
At the Col de l’Oule (2546 m.)
Mont Thabor (3178 m.), view from the Col de l’Oule (2546 m.)
Mountain trail bikers crossing Les Cibières between Granon en route to Névache
Mountain trail bikers crossing Les Cibières between Granon en route to Serre-Chevalier
Motorbiker at the Col de Granon (2404 m.)
View back to the Écrins from the Col de Granon (2404 m.)