Fancy a truly epic cross country route, ticking every box in your alpine wish list? Take my word for it and head to the dramatic horseshoe amphitheatre of Sixt Fer a Cheval. Head northwards on the track, towards source of the river Gifre.
Technically, things get interesting after a mile or so : follow the path signposted up the cliff, towards refuge Vogealle. The first section, climbing up and across a rock face is the most difficult in terms of both route finding and scrambling. Although there are red arrows painted on the rock, we ended up on a couple of dead end ledges before eventually finding our way up and over the slabs. Continue reading