A short linking stage 2

June 28th

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.

2 thoughts on “A short linking stage

  • Nat

    Hello Dad, it is amazing you have already come so far. I can’t believe it. I’ve just read now all the blogs from your past few days and it does scare me a bit. All my friends and neighbours who are following you keep telling me how incredible you are, and inspiring. Doing all this at 75y. I hope we can meet you soon… maybe next weekend? Big big hugs from all of us Nat

  • Peter Rowat

    Hello Rupert,

    You’re going incredibly well!! Congratulations!
    It’s sad that Sally broke her wrist, I hope you can get other supporters to help out. Wish I could join you earlier, you will be much fitter than me….
    I was hiking in Sierras for 3 days upto 2700m. Back in La Jolla, I have 100 m cliffs for training.
    Best wishes, Peter

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