Start: Emosson dam; finish: Col de Balme (2204 m)
Distance: 16,5 km (8 km along the frontier)
Walking time: 4 hours 50 minutes
Vertical distance: 1260 m uphill, 1020 m downhill
After spending easily 15 minutes to find the beginning of the path, because of the building work on the dam , I go down smoothly to Le Châtelard. There, everything is fenced around the power plant and water basins, forcing me to do a lot of detours. Once at the Col de Balme, I take the chairlift down. Tomorrow, I can then go up some 1000 m in the chairlift with the new guide, Graham, and all our equipment. A great saving of energy!
Stop press! Sally broke her wrist this evening, will be operated Monday 29th, so out of action as regards car driving.