Tignes Les Brevieres Dam

Tignes Les Brevieres Dam Hike: My last week in Tignes Les Brevieres was one which saw the snow return to this special corner of the French Alps. I took the time to undertake a short hike up the valley towards the Tignes Les Brevieres Dam, also known as the Chevril Dam. The path goes past the power station which is powered by the dam which sits above the village and it follows the Isère River which flows through Tignes Les Brevieres. The short hike is easy and climbs steadily through the gorge, quickly leaving the Isère River below. The path, an old road, heads towards the dam. On one side is a steep drop down towards the Isère River, on the other is an imposing rock face. Rock slides and falls are frequent so take care when walking in this area. This photograph shows that landslides can also occur, there is a rope attached to the cliff to help you cross this thin and precarious section of the path. I am now back in England to spend some time with the family, I have an action packed rest of the year, but I will divulge all in a post very shortly. Photograph details: 1/200th sec, F8.0, ISO100, 12mm, shot using an Olympus OM-D EM5. If you are interested in purchasing this print, you can do so here.

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