End of the road for the Aiguille cable car

I rode up this cable car on 2 Feb 2011 for the last time. As of 8 Feb 2011 this was no longer possible. The cable car (affectionately known in French as the “egg”) is being dismantled. Too old and too slow and (who knows?) maybe dangerous too but this wasn’t on my mind on…

Skiing in La Foux

The Observatory. An exposed peak in the southern Alps. Altitude 2600 metres. Windy and very cold in January. The way up? an ancient cable car (due to be dismantled for scrap in spring 2011). The way down? A steep ski trail or if you prefer, an even steeper ski trail.