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Day 6: Valfréjus to Rifugio I Re Magi

There was only one other person in the dorm but of course this was a snorer. After the previous day’s invigorating climb we felt like we could hardly stand, let alone climb the almost 1000 m up to the Col de la Vallée Étroite. This was all in the mind though, because we actually made very good time. The path was more like a dirt road or 4wd track most of the way, but there were some good views of Mont Thabor with the Refuge de Mont Thabor just beneath it. We’d originally planned to stay there that night but it when we called them they said they were fully booked for a week, so we had to continue on to the next refuge. Hence our decision to continue on to Valfréjus on day 5.

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Day 1: Nancroix to Refuge du Col du Palet

We woke up after spending our first night ever in our new lightweight tent. It’s still standing and there’s hardly any condensation (it’s a single-walled tent). So far, so good. When packing up our gear we quickly realised we may have brought too much stuff but in the end it all fit in our packs. The GR5 runs right past the campsite, so it’s onwards and upwards!

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