Almost 30 degrees F colder than a couple of days ago!
A simple there and back route starting from Chamonix – up the scenic but not too difficult Col des Montets and Col de la Forclaz.
With a little more ambition I would have descended the other side of Forclaz to reclimb it’s much harder side – but alas I lacked a little motivation.
Forclaz means “narrow gap” and there are at least 5 Col de la Forclaz in the northern alps. This along with Col de la Forclaz de Montmin are the two most well known / interesting.