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"THE COLS" - Alpe D'Huez, Col de Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer,
Col du Telegraph, Col du Galibier & Les Deux Alpes.
A week in the French Alps - 25 June 2 to July 2005
Photos in this "Gallery No. 1", are of the main Cols we climbed during our
in and around the beautiful Veneon Valley, where Venosc is situated, and of
the climb up to the head of the valley at La Berarde. Go to France Gallery 2
.Alpe D'Huez & its 21 hairpins (left) Looking down on the hairpins & Bourg D'Oisans from the climb (right)
36C today !!
Derek, Bill, Paul & Darren
Glandon Summit pic
.The climb to the summit of Col de La Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon
.THE STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF COL DE LA CROIX DE FER - (top) to the west, (below) to the east.
...Summit pic of Col de Telegraph
Monument to Henri Desgrange, the founder of the T de F
PICS FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE GALIIBIER AT 2645m
showing our ascent from the North at Valloire, & the final 10% hairpins. Patches of snow are still lying at the side of the road.
..Only a few kilometres to go to the Galibier Summit........................and finally there !!
Approaching "Les Deux Alpes" summit (left)
& the bustling resort (below)