Friday we woke early to perfect weather conditions to do this splendid ridge walk.
So by 7.30am we were on our way in the car to Col de l’Encrenaz, to start our circular walk.
It started with a slow uphill climb to Col Ratti, giving us fantastic views of Mont Blanc as we made our way up.
Suddenly the route changed and the scrambling began, there would be no return from this point so we had to make a decision to go on or not.
There was a very encouraging sign attached to a rock it read " Danger…very dangerous route not fitted with safety devices you walk here at your own risk "
So off we went on our way, it took us a good half hour of scrambling up rocks to get to where the ridge started.
At this point there was a white cross so we stopped for a rest before carrying on over the ridge.
What a ridge it was too, no room for error either as it was quite a drop off both sides.
The weather was certainly on our side as if it had been windy or wet this would have been almost impossible to do.
The Scramble down was not as tough but still had a few scary moments.
There have been a few deaths on this mountain walk but we all escaped to tell the story…. would we do it again…… maybe not !
But it was the best walk of the holiday……and we can now see why its called the rock of hell !