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Ceillac avalanche claimed 6 victims
There were 45 avalanche victims in France during the 12 months finishing on the 30th September 2015. Over the last 35 years only 4 other winters have seen such a high number of fatalities. Indeed the trend since the dramatic 2005/6 winter has been downwards.
Reasonably dry except on the steep section just before the col de la croix des Ayes where the stones were humid and a bit slippery. The route is pretty logical. Virtually no portage except a hundred meters by the reservoirs at les Hurtieres where the gravel is a bit tricky.
Posted by davidof on the 2015-08-04
From the parking ride into Brignoud crossing the railway line and turn left at the lights. At 2.8km take the road behind the factory (route Royale) then continue on the D250 to Champ pres de Froges and Tigneux.
Posted by davidof on the 05 August 2015