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Col du Lautaret in May 2009 - Video Diary from the French Alps



 
 
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Old May 5th 09, 01:53 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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Default Col du Lautaret in May 2009 - Video Diary from the French Alps

Things are starting to warm up in the Alps - but there is a still a
lot of snow on the high mountains. I rode to the Col du Lautaret on
Sunday morning from Bourg d'Oisans, to get an idea on how much snow
there is above 2,000 metres. A clear day with great mountain views on
the ascent, and I wanted to share my video diary from the ride.

http://www.vimeo.com/4456616

The route to the Col du Galibier is still covered in a lot of snow,
and hasn't yet been touched by the snow ploughs this year. I'm not
sure on when this road will be cleared. The Col du Glandon and Col de
la Croix de Fer are still closed as well.

Cheers, Russell
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Old May 5th 09, 07:34 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
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Default Col du Lautaret in May 2009 - Video Diary from the French Alps

After serious thinking wrote :
Russell Standring wrote:


Things are starting to warm up in the Alps - but there is a still a
lot of snow on the high mountains. I rode to the Col du Lautaret on
Sunday morning from Bourg d'Oisans, to get an idea on how much snow
there is above 2,000 metres. A clear day with great mountain views
on the ascent, and I wanted to share my video diary from the ride.


http://www.vimeo.com/4456616

Well there ain't a lot of pictures in there except that there were
almost no cars on the road. I missed the view up the Galibier from
the Lautaret road junction.


The route to the Col du Galibier is still covered in a lot of snow,
and hasn't yet been touched by the snow ploughs this year. I'm not
sure on when this road will be cleared. The Col du Glandon and Col de
la Croix de Fer are still closed as well.


...so is the Stelvio, that crews tried to dig out with the dozer that
resides at the summit last week but the snows returned and filled the
gap in more than three meters of snow in the foreground:


http://webcam.popso.it/stelvio.php?PASSOALTO2


This scene is best viewed in daylight hours Central European Time,
whereas Gornergrat often saves the last pic from the evening until it
gets light again:


http://www.topin.ch/scripts/big_img.php?bild=zer.jpg


Jobst Brandt


Good to see somebody mentioning two webcams that are in my top-10
bookmarks!

I follow snow conditions on Stelvio about every two days! (And in
summer biking conditions of course)


 




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