17 July 2021
So… After some health trouble that cut short our latest hike, my dad is now feeling better. But not up to anything too challenging, he needs something nice and easy. I have in mind the perfect hike. La Cîme du Diable (2685m) starting from the Pointe des 3 Communes (2078m).
A nice walk alongside the crest with views on the valleys on either side. We start early, catching the sun as it rises near the Reodute, old fortification from the late 1800’s. We walk quite a bit before choosing a beautiful spot for breakfast. And then, up we go to the Capelet Supérieur (2598m), the summit just ahead of the Cîme du Diable, which offers a great view on our objective. We make quicly the crest across to the Cîme du Diable to enjoy lunch at the summit, with view on the Gélas, Grand Capelet, Viso, Malédie.
We then head down towards the Pas du Trem (2480m), the more travelled path to do this summit, and from there, along some little lakes to the Pas du Diable (2430m) and the Baisse Cavalière (2104m) where we get back on the path we took to come. By curiosity, while my dad follow the path, a follow the crest, passing by the Cîme de Raus (2160m), heading down a field of flowers to reach the path that we follow all the way back to the Redoute.
After all, not that small a hike. It looks like that, going from 2078m to 2685m, but, the crest is not all straight, and it quickly adds up… 16km and about 1050m up and down. Not to bad!
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