Looking across to the hike up to the Col des Audannes
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It was perfect hiking temperatures, cool breeze which was nice as we climbed up towards the Arpellistock on the Arête de L’Arpille until our trail diverged to take us along to the Col des Audannes. This Arête is a wonderful ridge walk with great views across to The Diablerets glacier and the Tsanfleuron limestone pavement, which was the start of our ski tour in this area some years back. Lots of small spring flowers were out and there were still a fair few patches of snow we ‘slid’ our way through. Amazingly there were a couple of guys on Mountain Bikes behind us and somehow they managed to get over the col, including man-handing their bikes up ladders! Glad we were well ahead of them on the trail. Great to reach the narrow pass at the top of the Col des Audannes and then make our way down to the Cabane where we had reserved spaces for a couple of nights.
Spent the rest of the afternoon drinking tea, resting in the sun, working out where our hike tomorrow will go (up another steep pass!), and generally hanging out. Now looking forward to dinner. Hungry.
See below a video of our hike followed by a compilation of our photos
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Compilation of photos, press play to view