Friday, 31 August 2012
Tour of the Oisans – the GR54 round the Écrins
We are on our travels again. Hopefully on BD1343 to Lyon by the time you read this. We plan to walk around the Écrins by way of a 13 day ‘hutting’ tour. Our itinerary is here. The weather forecast is good, as is normal for this time of year in the Alps. It’s an International Expedition, with TGO Challengers Susan and Roy joining us from Glastonbury, Connecticut, and Ken is popping over from Ottawa.
I’ve not replaced my phone since our E5 trip, so postings may be brief, and I may have difficulty in picking up your comments. I’ll try, though.
The route is one of Kev Reynolds’ favourites. We are looking forward to it.
The picture above was taken at the Col de Chavière, in the Vanoise region, on 1 September 2007. That’s about as close as we’ve been to the Oisans, which have appeared enticingly in the distance on a number of our Alpine trips.