Sixt Fer a Cheval, via refuge Vogealle to Samoen : an epic alpine trek

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.

The dramatic rock amphitheatre of Sixt Fer a Cheval

The dramatic rock amphitheatre of Sixt Fer a Cheval

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

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