8.Chamonix, Brevent mid station, Lac Noir. A circular walk in the French Alps

2019:07:07

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Taking the path from Brevent mid station up to Lac Noir
Taking the path from Brevent mid station up to Lac Noir

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Pasque flower
Pasque flower

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Lac Noir is over the col just right of the middle of this image
Lac Noir is over the col just right of the middle of this image

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Mont Blanc provides a stunning backdrop to this path
Mont Blanc provides a stunning backdrop to this path

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Yellow Pasque flower
Yellow Pasque flower

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Gentian
Gentian

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Dwarf Cypress
Dwarf Cypress

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Alpine Pansy
Alpine Pansy

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White lillies
White lillies

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A short rocky step
A short rocky step

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A few snow patches but not too steep
A few snow patches but not too steep

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Alpine Azalea
Alpine Azalea

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Mountain Goats
Mountain Goats

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The cairn marks the coll.
The cairn marks the coll.

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Beyond the coll was a lot more snow
Beyond the coll was a lot more snow

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A vein of graphite in the rock
A vein of graphite in the rock

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And the lake was covered with ice and snow
And the lake was covered with ice and snow

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We decided there was too much snow on the onward route and returned to the coll
We decided there was too much snow on the onward route and returned to the coll

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And back down to the top of a ski run
And back down to the top of a ski run

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The slopes were covered with white lillies
The slopes were covered with white lillies

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This was quite a gentle descent
This was quite a gentle descent

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Digitalis lutea
Digitalis lutea

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The hotel where we stayed with Inghams
The hotel where we stayed with Inghams

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 Flowers decorate Chamonix town centre
 Flowers decorate Chamonix town centre

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Flowers decorate Chamonix town centre
Flowers decorate Chamonix town centre

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