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Here are some photos I took. Above, sunrise on Lake Annecy.
Above, in Albertville, on the site of the 1992 Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
Above, a biker on the way to Tamié Pass.
Above, Albertville seen from Tamié Fort.
Above, the Castle of Faverges.
Above, the bike path on the way back to Annecy.
Above, sunset on Lake Annecy.
Above, the cathedral Notre-Dame de Grenoble.
Above, the science library, on the university campus.
Above, view of the Synchrotron from the Bastille.
Above, the Isère river.
Yesterday, I went on my first seaplane ride, a 45-min tour departing from and arriving at the Vancouver Harbour. Here are some pictures I took on the flight.
Above, the Lions Gate Bridge.
Above, Kitsilano beach.
Above, lake in the mountains.
Above, mountains on the North Shore.
Above, more mountains.
Above, the end of Indian Arm.
Above, boating docks near Indian Arm.
On my last day in Iceland, I went up the Esja, which is the mountain range north of Reykjavik. There are various trails there with a great view on the city. It is possible to get to the start of one of the trails using only Strætó buses:
- From the Hlemmur terminal, take the 15 to Háholt in Mosfellsbaer (the stop is in front of a KFC).
- From Háholt, take the 57 towards Akranes: Tell the driver you want to go to the Esja. He will drop you where you need to go.
The trail there goes to a peak called Þverfellshorn. Most of it is a steep but regular walk. The last part to get to the top is more challenging.
When I got there, at the edge of the mountain, the view on Reykjavik was great:
Further from the edge, there was a lot of fog and the landscape looked really strange:
I took many photos. Some of them are shown after the jump.
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.
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.