We are taking a short break from our house building planning and have come to Chamonix for a week of walking in the mountains.
Our hotel is lovely and has views of the town and Mont Blanc.
Today we set off to follow a route that Darren found on the Internet that was added by a lady called Hetty.
It was a great round trip up into the mountains behind our hotel.
Our route was up to La Flegere and along the Balcon du Sud. This is a beautiful high level footpath with amazing views.
The route gradually wound upwards until we got to a snowy section.
We stopped for lunch sitting in the sun on a big rock, and then started on the knee crunching 1,000 metre descent back to our hotel.
Hetty's route was great and we are hoping to try another of her suggestions tomorrow.