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The Ultimate Route: 700 Kilometers Around the Hautes Alps


A climber on the South pic des Cavales in the Ecrins. On the left, the Grande Ruine. [Photo] Christian Guillaume

Moonrise over Bonnet des Cavales in the Ecrins. [Photo] Christian Guillaume

Oliver Charlandie leaving the team on a cold, windy, foggy day at the col de l'Ailefroide in the Ecrins. [Photo] Lionel Daudet

Meije, almost 4000 meters, in the Ecrins. [Photo] Lionel Daudet

Guillaume during a wet climb of the canyon Gorges de la Blanche. [Photo] Lionel Daudet


Guillaume on the ridge just before Pointe de Venise, the Italian lowlands behind him. [Photo] Lionel Daudet

Guillaume and Dod's first bivy of the trip, near the world famous cycling path, the col du Galibier. [Photo] Frederic Jullien

Encountering icy rock while crossing Pointe des Boeufs, Ecrins Range. [Photo] Lionel Daudet

Guillaume climbs a snowy ridge in the Queyras. Mt. Viso is in the background. [Photo] Lionel Daudet

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