Atmospheres in Belledonne
Summer was almost over. Thanks to the ambient humidity, clouds formed in a flash. In a few minutes only, cotton wrapped the mountains.
Beginning of winter
The first snow covered almost everything, as well as the clouds in the sky which let appear few summits only.
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.
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.
Thawing at the Petit Doménon lake
During spring, the lakes start thawing in Belledonne. Here is a panoramic view of the Petit Doménon lake.
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.
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.