rainy day and hike les bossons
|Aiguille les dru -Mer De Glace|
|rainy day in chamonix|
It was raining all day yesterday, gloomy and cloudy . So we just stayed inside most of the time... resting day i supposed. We went out to eat, back to sleep, eat again , sleep again .
At one point in the afternoon, i tried to take time lapse and fighting against br's complicated tripod.
He disagree that it's complicated. I managed to shoot it at last.
Today, the weather is better. So we went on a hike to check out Glacier des Bassons and Glacier de Taconnaz . First we took a bus to Les Bossons then took the chair lift up . From there we walked up to a point where we can view both glacier ( see map )
|br with glacier de taconnaz in the background|
It's french style hike this time, we had baguette, Comte cheese ( which i think is good ), and some cherry. Great picnic for sure.
|lunch spot between des bossons and taconnaz|
|Les Bossons cable car up|
After 2 hrs hanging out there, we started our descent. Then the unthinkable happened.. 1000 feet below our lunch spot.. I realized that I left my camera there. SIGH ... Felt really stupid and kicking my self from it, I told Br. And he bolted and run up to get it. It was actually his camera which makes it worse if i really lost it. :(
I was waiting and and kept looking at my watch.. To my surprise, 38 minutes after.. Br showed up with the camera. AMAZING!! it took us 1 hr to go up and 20 min to go down before.. I was genuinely impressed. And he didn't even rolled his eyes or upset which i was prepared to received.
We continued down so we could catch the last chair lift . Made it there with 15 min to spare. Phiuh..
|ride and ride and ride up|
Back at the apartment, we tried to get ready for the first climb tomorrow. Aiguille du tour is our objective, and if it's a success, that will be our first climb at the alps this season.
PS : Our french washing machine is against me!!! it's one of those combine washer and dryer thing and i had no idea how to use those.. and having everything written in french doesn't help!