What a great week it was in the French Alps. We hiked and watched some birds. I am freshly inspired not only by the birds but also Martijn's accomplishment of cycling the Marmotte. According to wikipedia one of the toughest one day cyclosportive events. 174km of cycling, 5180 meters of climbing.
Alpine Chough. He looks so tough but makes the sweetest chirring sounds.
Up on 2200 meters we saw crossbills and several finches.
On the roughest rocks you find the most delicate flowers.
2000 Sheep make sure the field stays suitable for skiing.
Icecold water in a lake up the mountain. A great escape when in the valley it is hot.
Lovely flowers and little paths to walk through the mountains!
After reaching the Col du Glandon, the Col Du Télégraphe, there was the Col du Galibier, and after that the Alpe D'Huez. Martijn did all of them in one day and completed La Marmotte in a very respectable time!