Starting from Les Contamines-Montjoie ski station, this is a great unpaved climb dominated by nearby Mont Blanc. It’s occasionally very steep, but quiet, beautiful, and high – reaching above 2400 metres.
Moo Productions is back!
OK, it’s not that exciting, but this is the first video I’ve made in a while. Note, there are a few sections using drone video – my first attempt. Look at the 1’35” point of the video and see how impressively steady the drone remains while filming.
(I enjoyed that music) 🙂
The climb reaches Col du Joly at 1989 metres, and then takes a gravel extension up to l’Aiguille Croche (2487 metres) – the road ends perhaps 40 metres below the Aiguille at the top of a ski lift. Near here, I would take a half kilometre of trail to reach the crazy-fun ridge where I took several photos before turning around (see map at bottom).
The far (west) side of Col du Joly is a great paved climb starting in Beaufort – see here.
Here are some more photos. First a few taken with the drone:
This Panorama photo consists of 9 drone photos stitched together:
Some old school (no drone) photos:
Yes, I continue to have fun with the drone. This was my first attempt at video with it. I was very impressed with the steadiness and quality of the video. But with a ride as beautiful as this, it’s tough to get terrible images.
A 360 photo (use mouse to change view):
A 3D video of ride: