From Saint-Thibaud to Col du Planet
Once we arrived in Saint-Thibaud, after 900 metres of uphill and almost as much downhill, we stopped off at the Relais des Alpes in the village. It was 4.30pm, we'd had enough and we knew that the next stop was another 3 km away and 650 metres further up the mountain.
Aurélie, the group's go-getter, had a bit of a sore ankle, Baptiste, our newbie trekker felt tired when he arrived, Éole, our anchor thought it would be sensible to find a nice bivouac site sooner rather than later, and Sophie said the sole reason for carrying her tent all day was because she wanted to pitch it as high up as possible!
The magic of being in group is that you have to accommodate everyone's concerns and preferences and so together we took the decision to climb up to Col du Planet.