Les Chapieux to Elizabetta – third day of TMB

Today was a great day.

We decided to go together with Gilad, 24 years old Israeli we had met yesterday, and his 53 years old father, Itsik. I told him I wished I could do this tour when I’m his age, and he just replied that we were delaying him and continued walking.

image

We began by climbing a rather level road, competing with a cloud that was chasing us. The cloud won eventually and blocked the view of a stunning ice covered peak.

image

image

We continued walking till we found a good place for getting for coffee. Its amazing how much strength one can gain simply by stopping for a few minutes and getting coffee. Then we started another impressive ascent.

image

image

image

image

We went from 1550 meters height to 2516 at Col de LA Segine, where we actually crossed the border to Italy. The wind up there was crazyyyyy.

image

image

We went down to find shelter from the wind and have lunch break. We finally decided to use the pots and burner we have been carrying and make pasta! Yet by the time we managed to light the fire we had been full from the bread, so we heated some water for tea. However, Gilad and Itsik apparently lost the tea. So we threw away to water. Well, at least we proved it could work!

image

We continued climbing down towards the valley.

image

image

Then looking up we managed to see our next refuge – Elizabetta. It is located on the hill, which means an impressive view, but another climbing.

image

image

image

All four of us received one shared bed. For your own good, I’m providing the photo without all our laundry on the rope.

image

Elizabetta was a weird experience. It was full with people who didn’t stop showing up. We had to pay 2 euros to receive a coin for using 4 minutes of hot water. I made a mistake and went to shower quite late, so even the coin didn’t help and I had only cold water 😦

image

This day was really fun and way easier than the previous one. We can only hope it continues this way.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: