From Switzerland into Italy over the Gand Col Ferret (2537m)
Starting in La Fouly at 1592m David, Maureen and i set off again taking a TMB variation but at least this one wasn't pointless as the main TMB joined further along the contour.
The views were perfect and the weather was amazing. I also saw my first Marmott. I walked all of this day by myslef but it nice just to go at my own pace.
I was at the top of the Col for about 15 min when I was joined by the family I had walked with the previous days. I set off down the other side of the Col into Italy just after they arrived and stopped at a water trough about half way down and had a bit of a nap in the grass.
i got down to Refugio Elena about 2:15 and sat with Maureen and David and then the family when they came down about 2:45, the dorms don't open till 3pm. As we were all sitting waiting to go in Maureen and David told us all of how they had walked across to the Petite Col (where there was snow that we couldn't see from the Grand Col) and came down a truly death defying track to the refuge.