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With a couple a friends – another hikers – we decided to have a nice tour early June. It was one of those first really hot days where the temperature reached a high 32 C shortly after having had some low 15 C and snow around 1500m-2000m the previous days . After a serious study of where to go and which trail to choose, we moved to La Videmanette, aiming that summit or the nearby Rubli if feeling comfortable enough with the conditions. Beautiful weather and still quite a lot of snow patches..and those changes of temperature working not only on the hikers but on the rocks too ; every 5 minutes the sound of them falling down the sharp faces of the Rubli, which lead us to stopping 400m (distance) below the summit of both mountains.

I recommend you the hike – 2 main trails are equally long and demanding – as the reward is definitely worth any effort !

3h45 up and down

http://www.gstaad.ch/fr/montagnes/hiver/rougemont/la-videmanette.html

http://www.hikr.org/dir/Le_Rubli_4377/

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I grew up in the countryside , more precisely in the Gruyère area in Switzerland. Nothing but green pastures and mountains. It was a long time since going back to those mountains. So one day I decided to take a very early train and to climb up where I used to spend my school winter camps and where I learned snowboarding. If you had doubts,  the mountains are still there. I am just a bit older…

 

http://www.charmey.ch/

http://www.alpesfribourg.ch/fr/vounetz-charmey

 

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