Mes Randonnues en France, 2008
Deux jours plus tard nous étions dans les collines près d'Aurel.
Two days later we were in the hills near to Aurel in the Drôme region.
On the 13th of June a french friend and I enjoyed a day exploring the forest near to Montclus on the river Cèze. I was very interested in some relics of prehistoric times.
On the 18th of June Dave Care and I hiked up to the Col de la Catauere in the Pyrenees Alps. There were still some patches of snow remaining from the winter.
En juillet j'étais en Autriche avec quelques alpinistes Anglais qui n'étaient pas naturistes. Cependant j'ai pu faire trois randonnues en solitaire. Ici, en tenue de peau, je suis en harmonie avec ce beau paysage alpin!
In July I was in Austria with the UK division of the Austrian Alpine Club. They were not naturists but I was still able to do three solo nude tramps. In this photo I am admiring the beautiful alpine scenery, naked as I prefer to be.
Towards the end of July I returned to France and spent a week at the naturist resort, "Haut Chandelalar" near to Briançonnet. From there I did five day-trips in the nearby hills: the Gros Roucas, the Arpille, the Col de Cerise, Mount Gravière and the Crest of Toussaint. On the last trip I was nearly struck by lightning.
Pic des Cerces
August began with a climb of Pic des Cerces with a french friend. It was notable for the brightly coloured rocks near the summit, the mountain flowers and for a little glissading on the descent.
The Grand Perron des Encombres is a most impressive mountain. Luckily, there is an easier route on the other side, although there are some steep sections near the summit. On the way up we came close to a herd of ibex.
Le Grand Galibier, 3228m
Le Grand Galibier, 3228m, est le sommet le plus haut que j'ai escaladé en tenue de peau jusqu'à présent. J'étais avec deux amis français.
The Grand Galibier, 3228m, is the highest mountain I have climbed in the nude up till now. I climbed it with two french friends.
Comme il n'y avait personne, j'ai pu faire l'aller-retour nu depuis la voiture!
Pendant l'ascension, nous avions une vue magnifique sur la Meije, 3983m.
As we climbed we had a magnificent views of the Meije, 3983m.
Au sommet du Grand Galibier j'ai écrit notre visite dans le livre d'or du sommet. Quel journée merveilleuse!
At the top I noted our climb in the summit book. What a marvelous day!
The Tower of Mayen, 2326m, is one of five towers above the village of Leysin in Switzerland. From the summit I had a stunning view including Lake Léman in the west, Mont Blanc in the south and the Bernese Alps in the east. In the second photo you can see the Eiger, the Monch and the Jungfrau. I climbed the latter two mountains the following week, but not in my birthday suit!
Les Cornettes de Bise
I climbed the Cornettes de Bise, 2432m, on the border of France and Switzerland, with an English naturist from Geneva. On the summit we had a conversation with a textile couple who were interested in our mode of undress and took this photograph for us. On the descent we had a close encounter with a young ibex.