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Les Pics d'Agneaux

I've said it many times, but a visit to the glacier Blanc is always worth the journey, with strong climbs off the lower ridges, the highest cloudbases in the area and all the scenery to match. The pics d'Agneaux form part of the eastern ridge of the glacier valley and usually wear hats of smooth, blue-white snow disturbed only by occasional wrinkles and delicate traces left by adventurous skiers. It does get busy here with many gliders and the occasional hang-glider competing for the best view. I once saw a paraglider over the Barre des Ecrins at 13,000ft and immediately felt that little bit warmer in my enclosed cockpit. Sisteron is only about 90km from here, which is an easy final glide from these altitudes.