I returned to Courchevel today, stopping en route, to pick up a friend, Pascal Breyton, a fellow accompagnateur en montagne and join him for a coffee at Univac at the entrance to Courchevel 1650 (Monriond).
After a chat and the coffee it was time to meet a group of six friends who had been rafting the day before with France Raft at Centron in the Tarentaise between Moutiers and Bourg St Maurice.? They followed me down to the Lac de la Rosiere in their minibus.? Arriving we sorted out the equipment and I gave them a briefing on what to expect and how the via ferrata equipment works.? This done we headed down to the start of the via ferrata on the left bank of the Lac de la Rosiere.? The route starts a bit hidden in the woods but soon you the turquoise waters of the lake are directly below you feet!? The route continues to traverse before a descent leads to the long, c. 50m bridge that crosses over the cliffs on the other side of the gorge.? Once across it was back out into the afternoon sunshine.? After crossing a single wooded plank and a traverse behind the water dripping over the cliff it was up the final steep finish to the end of the route in the pine woods.? A great afternoon and it was a pleasure to meet the guy who head home to England tomorrow.