Walk to Béplan

Béplan is (normally) a small lake or pond on the way up to the Col du Torrent but, after the overnight, sub-zero temperatures, I was expecting it to be frozen.  However, what I wasn’t expecting was for it to be still covered in snow!  Even though that slope faces south, the sunshine has obviously not worked its magic at 2,500 metres / 8,300 feet yet.  (This is one of the reasons it’s better to go walking in the Alps from late June or even mid-July until, maybe, the end of October – especially if you want to go to the top of some mountains! 🙂 )

It was a glorious day though and I was pleased to get a reasonable picture of one of the two Chamoix I spotted on the way up to Villa.  We’re also seeing a lot more birds arriving and making the most of our tree and feeder.

6 thoughts on “Walk to Béplan

  1. Awesome gallery as always Mikey…nice to see you back out there on those epic walks. I’ve been a bit off the radar this week with crazy project work at coffee central but trying to catch up. Hope you are doing well mate…cheers!

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    • Thanks Jamesie, I’m glad you enjoyed the pics. I’ve been out of action too, due to a bad cold, but it appears to have gone now. (Mountain air does wonders! 🙂 ) So I’m now wondering about my next challenge… I hope your training is still going well.

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  2. Beautiful walk Mike – from signs of Spring flowers to the left over snows of winter, the mountains are a perfect ground for enjoying yourself. Happy Earth Day to you!

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    • Thank you Mary. It was, indeed is, a fabulous walk. The multitude of flowers, normally seen around this time of year, were conspicuous by their absence, so it’s not quite Spring here yet, but it’s sure to arrive very soon. 🙂

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  3. I so very much enjoyed this hike, Mike. Such majesty here in the Alps, with the tips and peaks, valleys and wilderness. I love the early spring flowers and birds. And it’s a perfect delight to see the chamois, what a thrill that must’ve been.

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