We had heard about the  Tré les Eaux valley for many years now as a “wild and scenic” valley that exited from our always favorite Vallon du Berard.  In fact we hiked past the turnoff sign every trip and never explored it further…. after dropping the kids off at camp this morning, today was finally the day!

We had walked by this sign for years

The climb started gradually through a lush forested area
This swimming hole might be worth a trip back someday!

Our first view of the infamous dihedral

The view behind us kept getting better – Les Glaciers du Tour et Argentiere

The Via Ferrata section wasn’t hard, but it was nice to have the gear in place

This corner was a little exposed
The Landscape quickly changed as we got higher

Our first view of the Glacier Tré les Eaux with Mont Buet soaring above

Looking back down the valley

Mont Buet in all of its glory
The going was slow between stopping to take pictures and hunting for trailside crystals!

The route across to Le Cheval Blanc.  We scouted this for a bit but had to turn around to pick up the kids… but we have grand ideas for connecting this loop with a Mont Buet summit

Lac Vert with Mont Buet and Le Cheval Blanc in the background

Our second time over Col de la Terrasse this trip (I wasn’t complaining)

Pausing for a second at Loriaz on our way down

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