After 2 days of rain, the troops (aka the Preece family) were itching to take on a walking challenge – and a challenge it certainly proved to be. The usual way up to view the Ferpècle glacier requires a short climb but, due to yesterday’s rain and the early morning frost, this route was a little icy. Luckily the fallen boulders nearby gave us an alternative option, though it still required a lot of care and a bit of a scramble. From there it was a fairly straightforward, but steep, hike up some rock slabs to the best viewing point.
On the way up my camera had a slight aberration, as Oliver and his mum appear to be ‘glowing’ (see pic 5). The boys then posed, to play ‘Top Trumps in extreme places’, for a photographic competition. Let’s hope they win. 🙂
Regular readers will note that the hole in the glacier seems to have collapsed at the front. In fact, most of it has melted away since my last update post in July.