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The Vanoise massif
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Alpine Overnighters — Hiking

The Vanoise massif

Hunting for tracks above the GR and under the glaciers in light, fast yet self sufficient hikes into the Vanoise National Park.

This route was an attempt of a week long hiking loop around the Vanoise National Park. Documentation abounded and the perfect location of Pralognan la Vanoise made the logistic simple. Among wild animals and various surfaces, I made my way around sharp mountains covered by huge glaciers. Away from the GR and as long as bivouacs were forbidden, I often felt alone, hiking along quiet paths or sleeping in hidden corners.

The Vanoise massif

Duration

5 days

From  Sat. 11 Aug. 18  to  Mon. 13 Aug. 18
From  Mon. 29 Jun. 20  to  Wed. 31 Jun. 20

Distance

131 km

131 km  hiking

Elevation

7 730 m

Highest  2 890 m
Lowest  1 480 m

Surface

78 % singletrack

21 %  unpaved
1 %  paved

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