Pic of the day

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by gixer, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  2. MartinK9

    MartinK9 Ultralighter

    My Doctor has ruled out the bread, chips, fizzy drink and the salt for my health.... apart from that nom nom nom. :D
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  3. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Probably should do the same myself Martin... we climbed 1100m, ate this and did the 6 miles down the valley in just under two hours.
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  4. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    41°C back home in Antakya, but in the Tatos Mountains in the north-east it was still spring.
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    Event of the week was turning around from admiring the view and seeing this guy about 20 metres away, fortunately hurtling from us as fast as he/she could.
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  5. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    A bear?
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  6. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Yes, first time we've seen one. It must have been coming down the pass as we were going up. The wind was blowing hard down the pass so it wouldn't have smelled or heard us, and the path switched-backed between boulders so it won't have seen us until it was almost on top of us. I'd just stopped to take a photo of Bozena coming up hen we'd chatted for a few moments while admiring the view back down the valley. I turned around to see it making off. I'm glad we didn't see it at the same time as it saw us; I think my heart would have stopped if I'd seen it while it was still coming towards us.
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  7. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Sleet over the Portillion de Benasque....

    Nothing for those with steely resolve...
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    Unlike me :angelic:
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  8. tom

    tom Ultralighter

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    Gran Paradiso range

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    Rain turning to snow and hail above 2500m

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    Finestra di Champorcher (2828m)

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    Stella alpina...
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  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Resolve :rolleyes:
    Weather brightening up apparently...

    Crossing into France to pick up the GR10 at Luchon..

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  10. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    You've quite clearly been doing some walking ...

    Your nail polish has worn off,

    A shame, as it was such a pretty shade of cerise... :)
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  11. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    :rolleyes:

    Kale to plant??
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  12. Fair Weather Camper

    Fair Weather Camper Ultralighter

    Pretty much all in, thanks, but plenty ho ho hoeing to do.

    Oh, and soon off to bendsome lucky folks too... :thumbsup:

    Might even get them to do some 'modelling' :D
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  13. tom

    tom Ultralighter

    Looks like Baroude... ? Did you flodded in Heas? Happy trails:)
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  14. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    It was.
    Yes, flooded but pitched next to a cabane so lucky bail (sic) out :)
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  15. tom

    tom Ultralighter

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    A herd of Chamois in the snow. We picked the coldest August day to cross the highest pass and it started snowing at 2500m - and the pass is another 800m up...

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    Both Ibex and Chamois are plentiful up here and don't seem to mind the cold and snow...

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    Col Lauson (3299m) coming in sight...

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    On top of the world... a wintery landscape in August with 12 to 18 inches of fresh powdery snow on the final ascend to the pass. We got microspices but none needed...
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  16. tom

    tom Ultralighter

    2 more...

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    Happy trails from Gran Paradiso...
  17. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    High in the Welsh Arans. Hoping the 200g PHD bag is sufficient at 865 meters. It is August after all ! :cold:

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  18. murpharoo

    murpharoo Section Hiker

    Meteors at midnight and sun on the tent to wake up to :D

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    Aran Fawddwy 905m just behind the tent.
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    He really is a good boy :snaphappy:
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  19. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Safe to say it's HUGE Supermid IMG_5823.JPG IMG_5784.JPG
  20. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

  21. tom

    tom Ultralighter

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    At 2350m, we are dwarfed by the Grivola towering above us ar 3966m...

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    The August snow spectacle is already over - none left at 3000m...
  22. Robert P

    Robert P Hiker

    Excellent overnight route in the Southern Highlands, good weather - and midges kept at bay by strong breeze on the tops.


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  23. Chiseller

    Chiseller Summit Camper

    I'm not shaving the beard off, but everything else can go lol 20170813_071849.jpg
  24. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

  25. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Bivvy behind restaurant near the super busy Lac dOo:
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