Day 8 Les Houches to Les Contamines- Montjoie

Every alpine valley has two ridges, old Confusian saying. But it seems as if some have more. Billed as an easier day and some forecasts say cooler. However! It really didn’t seem like it. Even though we started with a cable car ascent of about 800m there is still a lot of up and down. Including a very swaying bridge across a glacier melt torrent. We ascend partially through wood and scrub and the descend steeply down a near vertical butterfly meadow. Tim finds one attracted to his sweat! No accounting for taste.
A quick beer in the refuge de Miage and we climb 100m to the tree line for lunch in some shade then continue a quite short ascent before down again into Les Contmines- Montjoie for a welcome beer in a bar just below the impressive old church.
The hotel has an outside pool at a perfect temperature. Some indulge

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