The small village of the Pied du Col (1660m / 5,446ft) is the starting point of our journey and we set off towards the Adèle Planchard mountain hut (3169m / 10,396ft). It is a long way up through magnificent landscapes: we first cross the Pas d'Anna Falque, the gateway to the valley of the source of the Romanche river. The majestic Agneaux peak stands in front of our eyes and we head right. At the junction with the path leading to the Pavé mountain hut, we skin towards the wild Vallon de la Plate des Agneaux. The slope becomes steeper in the final part, and we eventually reach the Adèle Planchard mountain hut, located at the foot of the Grande Ruine peak in a breathtaking high mountain environment, the summit of the Barre des Ecrins sticking out in the background. Night in the mountain hut.
Vertical: +1500m (4,921ft) from the Pied du Col to the Adèle Planchard mountain hut