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Last sunday I went for a hike in a place called the “Cirque du Fer à Cheval“, in Haute-Savoie. It is surrounded by mountains (unfortunately, I didn’t see much of them because of the fog) and has many waterfalls, that feed the torrent called Giffre. It is a very pleasant walk, almost flat, except at the end of the Cirque, that is known as the “End of the World” (“Bout du monde” in French) where the path becomes a bit steep. The view is worth it though.
I took many photos, some of them are shown after the jump.
Very inspiring, especially the part on Ushahidi.
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Last week, on the day of the “Jeûne Genevois”, I went for a ride along the Rhône following (loosely) the route known as Via Rhona, that goes from Geneva to the town of Valleiry in Haute-Savoie (actually it is just a segment: The complete Via Rhona goes from the Rhône Glacier to the Mediterranean Sea) . I had already tried it before but I was not able to finish it then. Now I went all the way and, although it was quite cloudy with occasional rain, I had a great time.
A PDF with details of the route can be found here.
I took a few pictures. Some are shown after the jump.
I received some time ago a complimentary copy of the Canadian Alpine Journal where I had a (very) small contribution : a photo of the Diamir face of the Nanga Parbat that I took back in 2005. It is part of an article by alpinist Louis Rousseau giving an account of the Austro-Canadian attempt at the Nanga Parbat through a new route. I haven’t found the article online but there is another version on the American Alpine Journal blog.