GR5 Stage 3: Landry to Modane

GR5 Stage 3: Landry to Modane

Stage 3 of the GR5: the Vanoise. A part of the Grande Traversée des Alpes/GR5 where all the different routes can make your head dizzy – if you’re not already dizzy from the high mountains all around you. This stage takes hikers from freezing cold mountain passes to...
GR 5 stage 2: Les Houches to Landry

GR 5 stage 2: Les Houches to Landry

The second stage of the GR5 shares about 40 km trail with the Tour du Mont Blanc. I skipped a crowded part on an alternative, higher trail above Les Contamines. After two days I left the TMB, turning South into the breathtaking Beaufortin. There I crossed the Col du...
GR 5 stage 1: Lac Léman to Les Houches

GR 5 stage 1: Lac Léman to Les Houches

The first 5 days of the GR5 involved a long and steep initial ascent into the Alps and unexpected and extraordinary scenery. I also met a number of other solo hikers. Within a few days a we formed a more or less loose group, hiking and camping together most of the...