Analysing terrain data
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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
From La Fouly, follow a good path north as it runs parallel to the river which runs down the heart of the valley.
The path passes back and forth from one side of the river to another and passes through a series of charming villages en route.
After 2 - 3 hours of gentle walking, sometimes on a path and sometimes on the road, you reach the small settlement of Issert (1055 metres).
Grab a final drink here then spend 1 - 1.5 hours walking up a good, clear path to the town of Champex (1466 metres), and its famous lake.
This is a short day so you will have plenty of time to hire a pedalo, do an extra bit of hiking or ride the Breya chairlift during the afternoon.