It’s almost a year since I went up to the head of the Ferpècle valley to check on the state of the glacier ‘hole’. So, yesterday, I caught the bus up to Ferpècle and walked up to the Bricola Hut, to look down on the glacier, before walking back home again.
The images from the 2 posts are not directly comparable as the pictures below are taken from above, but it does look like the glacier has remained in about the same position. There is, however, a lot of water gushing down the river. Certainly I’ve never seen it flowing so freely, though that could be due to the late snow we had in April (and that which fell a few nights ago to around 2,000m).
It was a beautiful walk in bright sunshine and I was delighted to see lots of families, with some very young children, no older than 3, also exploring the valley. You’re never too young, or old for that matter, to enjoy the countryside. 🙂
Note that the first picture was taken while waiting for the bus in Evolène, though it does also show the glacier, so I felt justified in including it!