Atmospheres in Belledonne
Patagonia, a stone's throw from Grenoble
In the autumn, Belledonne may look like Patagonia. Its turquoise water, colors, lights, everything reminds it.
Summer was almost over. Thanks to the ambient humidity, clouds formed in a flash. In a few minutes only, cotton wrapped the mountains.
Evaporated enf of the day
On this sharp edge, we are well positionned in front of this evaporated end of the day.
From the Crête des Plagnes
It would be a pity not to lounge on the Crête des Plagnes and wait for the sunset, especially a winter day with a sea of clouds.
End of the day at the Col de la Valloire
What atmosphere ! Frog was almost everywhere. But, hopefully, not everywhere. I could see the sunset accross it.
When the first snow has come, vegetation slowly disappears. Spring only will free it for a few months.
Sunrise in the loose stones
Sunrise above the Combe Madame in the loose stones which are the Belledonne identity.
Softness of an autumn light
The softness of an autumn light suits perfectly to this small and lonely tree.
The famous stones of Belledonne
Belledonne is famous for its stones. Contemplate them at sunrise. The hiker does not like them at all. The photographer does.
Beginning of winter
The first snow covered almost everything, as well as the clouds in the sky which let appear few summits only.
Succession of rocks
Belledonne is a succession of more or less large rocks in a light that is very often incredible.
The Léat lake
Fans of spending nights into cabins know very well the Léat lake and its Chassande-Barrioz cabin.
Autumn is ideal for sea of clouds. Generally, hikers appreciate them. For this downy aspect?
Dusting, Aiguilles d'Arves and moon
In a little bit of time, the Indian summer gave way to a premature winter. And the snow showed up on the Belledonne summits.
Thawing at the Petit Doménon lake
During spring, the lakes start thawing in Belledonne. Here is a panoramic view of the Petit Doménon lake.
When you are late
When you are late, you don't take pictures from the summit but on its way. Should I do it more often?
Light sprinkling of snow
It was especially difficult to reach the summit before the sunrise because of the fresh snow that fell during night. But the view was worth it !
Sunrise and Aiguilles de l'Argentières
With a little bit of fresh snow, the Aiguilles de l'Argentières are so amazing in the light of the sunrise.
Pastel colours at the evening
The Aiguilles de l'Argentières (less famous than the Aiguilles d'Arves in the background) soak in a so captivating light, so pastel as well.
Panoramic view from the Grand Charnier
My intent was to sleep at the summit. By the way, you can see my tent on this picture. Can you see it ?
Panoramic view of the Grand Pic
The Grand Pic de Belledonne is the highest mountain in the Belledonne massif at 2,977 metres (9,767 ft).
I was hoping to be above the clouds. Unfortunately, I was inside the clouds. However, the atmosphere was amazing.
Arrival to the shelter
The arrival to the shelter is sometimes well deserved and the snack long-awaited.
Since it is not comfortable to sleep on the snow, in the spring, I always look for a plot of grass to setup my tent.
North of Belledonne
From the Grands Moulins which located in the very North of Belledonne, you have a stunning view on some of the unknown summits of Belledonne, like the Pic du Frêne for instance.