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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.
Escape into the realm of ibex, chamois, and marmots where the peace and tranquility will leave you wanting to stay the night at the nearby refuge. The route starts near the bridge at the first hairpin of the Col de l'Iseran, after Val d'Isere.
It begins with a steep climb on a well-laid-out path overlooking an impressive gorge.
Climbing a few hundred meters, the valley opens and you are greeted with a green lake, high mountains, and tame marmots.
You will soon arrive at the Refuge du Prariond where you can stop for a coffee or lunch. You can return to the car at this point or continue on towards the Col de la Lose with a 400m climb on a winding path up to a plateau, a little over 2700m, where Ibex graze in the summer months.
The path then forks, with the right fork heading towards Col de la Lose (2957m) and Col de la Galise (2987m).
You can climb to either in similar time then once at the top, you can look far down into the Italian Vallee de Cenesole.
After taking in the view, you follow the same path back to the car.
Dogs are not permitted on this trail.