27 November 2010

Mountaineering in Monaco


Do you think someone should tell these guys that walking boots and spiked sticks aren't really necessary in Monte Carlo?!

7 comments:

rocteur said...

Not unless you're Nordic walking!

Each of these sunny photos brings me ray of sunshine to my day here in Brussels.

Thanks!

Leif Hagen said...

Some people just prefer to always wear hiking boots everywhere. My brothers-in-law probably even sleep with their boots on? (I say that in a loving way)

Gailsman said...

Maybe they are going to tackle climbing that green block of apartments. First to the top unpacks the sandwiches!

boyfrombeach said...

In old days people were hiking their way up to La Turbie in an hour and a half, only with the funicular it became possible to get there .. for the ladies. Later in the 20th century the car became more popular and people got uneasy about walking more than 100 meters.

These hikers - I trust them - would know the semi-secret stairways, and after half an hour be up on the Moyenne Corniche or what's left of it. Beyond there its up the mountain on donkey trails?

BTW, when I check Google Earth .. could one take the "Chemin de la Crémaillère" to walk to La Turbie - TODAY? Or does it only lead into some newly established gated communities like the ones further up the mountain?

nathalie said...

Great comment, boyfrombeach. I guess Jilly will have to hike up there to go and check! ;-)

Jilly said...

boyfromthebeach, the short answer is 'I don't know.' I get in my car and drive! so not very helpful. Will do my best to find out but no promises.

Nathalie, it's not going to happen...

CalTexMes said...

I'm pretty sure you can go up it. I remember walking part of it. It becomes a foot trail for a while above the moyenne corniche and then it's back on the little road that climbs all the way to La Turbie: watch for the cars if you're walking, it's a narrow winding road.

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