Snowshoe Walking near Termignon

Winter near Termignon in the French Alps

Termignon nestles in the Maurienne valley with the Vanoise mountain range on one side and the mountains forming the Italian frontier the other. Termignon is on the ancient trading route, the “Route du Sel” that starts in the Tarentaise valley near Moutiers and crosses the Col de la Vanoise before dropping down into the Maurienne.

My intention today was to explore the valley of the Doron de Termignon in search of ibex (bouquetin in French). We were not to be disappointed.


A Review of the ViewRanger GPS application

ViewRanger - GPS application

If you are looking for a great navigation aid then I can highly recommend ViewRanger. It's now used by a host of mountain rescue organisations not only in the UK but in France, Switzerland and Norway.

Prior to ViewRanger

I grew up with paper maps and a Silva compass and relied on these for many years in Scotland in the foulest of conditions. So I was a bit of a “Luddite”. Indeed there's nothing to “go wrong” with map and compass. So apart from dropping them, breaking them or them being blown away in a Scottish blizzard they are reliable and you can always carry a spare!

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