Moving time  4 hours 37 minutes

Time  7 hours

Coordinates 2560

Uploaded June 22, 2018

Recorded June 2018

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9,513 f
5,235 f
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4.6
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near Abriès, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)

The ascent to pic Malrif from Abriès is the longest continuous ascent (around 1300 m). The beauty of the scenery will make you forget the effort you are doing! From Abriès, we started our way up entering the valley till we reached "Le Malrif" hamlet. We continued our long tough way to Lac Malrif while having breathtaking 360 deg sceneries. We had to make some snow traverse. The Lake was almost fully iced. From the lake, we didn't take the normal GR58 route because there was lot of snow and ice this way. Instead, we took the trail on the crest to the right tp reach Pic Malrif first. The last 50 m of the pic were covered by snow so we climbed it carefully. From the pic, we went down to the Col de Malrif. The start of the descent in the valley was mostly covered by snow so we did our own snow trail before getting back to the GR58. The long descent to the refuge was easy but the scenery was not very attractive. We finally reached the "Fonts de Cervières" refuge which is a real hamlet. Old beautiful buildings partially renovated with beautiful views around. The owner (an old nice man) and his son are very welcoming and helpful. The food is so good! We passed our night there planning to go to Brunissard via Souliers on Day 6.
Refuge

Ancolie Bleue

Amazing Gîte d'étape.
Waypoint

Abriès seen from the way up

fountain

Fountain

Sacred architecture

Old church

Information

GPS signal lost for a while. Clear trail

Intersection

Le Tioure 1735 m

Bridge

Wooden passage

Shelter

Hameau du Malrif

River

Torrent du Malrif

Intersection

Les Bertins 2041 m

Bridge

Bridge

panorama

Panorama

Intersection

Deversoir Lac du Grand Laus 2565 m

Intersection

Lac du Grand Laus 2580 m

Lake

Lac du Grand Laus

Photo

Pic Malrif 2609 m

Waypoint

Taking the higher route to Pic Malrif because of snow on the lower GR58

panorama

View of Lake Grand Laus

Waypoint

Up to pic Malrif

Waypoint

Snow traversée

Summit

Pic Malrif 2906 m

Mountain pass

Col du Malrif 2830 m

View of the valley leading to Fonds de Cervières
Waypoint

Snow descent

River

Torrent de Pierre Rouge

Tree

Nice tree

panorama

Fonts de Cervières from the hill

Photo

Frozen feet bath!

Must do!!
Refuge

Crossing the bridge to the refuge

Refuge

Fonts de Cervières

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