|Col de la Croix de Fer|
With great weather forecast for at least the next four days, we planned a couple of favourite routes here and then on to Beaufort to revisit a couple of old favourites there. Never expected to be able to do this, so it feels like a real bonus!
|Auris route alongside valley|
|Villard Reculas overlooking Romanche Valley|
The following day we both ascended to Villard Reculas, setting off half an hour apart. A tough climb up to a balcony route we've done from the other direction. Then the last six hairpins of the Alpe d'Huez and a coke at the top. Ian continued on to the top of Col de Sarenne but I'd had enough and descended back to the campsite. Sarenne could wait until tomorrow. Take the van to a car park tomorrow am, and then take my time up the Alpe and Sarenne tomorrow, before we leave for Beaufort and hopefully a quieter site!