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Go down in the valley to leave the snow

Go down in the valley to leave the snow

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Go down in the valley to leave the snow

When the first snows fall on the pass of Finiels, at the mont Lozere, I wanted to film and take photographs. It is located on the D20, which connects Pont-de-Montvert to Bleymard in the upper Lot valley. The summit of Finiels, near, culminates on the massif at 1,699 m. It is within walking distance from the car park.


The ancients, several times surprised by the whims of the weather, took care to mark the most frequented itineraries. Thus, large hewn stones – the montjoies – are planted in the ground and placed in alignment towards the top; These milestones allowing to find his way back to the village …

I was able to test my new BUGABOOT ™ PLUS III TITANIUM OMNI-HEAT ™ BOOT from Columbia, and my camera equipment in the snow. The winter hiking boot Columbia is a 600 grams insulated winter boot rated down to -65 fahrenheit. these are high boots that come up over the ankle onto the lower calf, they’re good for winter hiking with a comfortable rocker that makes them easy to hike with. In addition to 600 grams of insulation, the inside of the Bugaboot III Titanium is lined with the aluminium reflective liner that Columbia has been including in their cold weather clothes. I’m ready for adventure in the cold.

My camera Blackmagic pocket cinema camera worked very well as well.I thought there might have been some problems, but that was not the case. Even the additional batteries have held in duration.

After a walk in the forest, I went down into the valley, in the village “bridge of Monvert”. along the road the landscape is surprising: a vast moorland, clean grass, a path lined with massive blocks planted every 30/40 meters indicating in case of fog the direction.

Arrived at the village “Pont de Montvert”, I did not cross anyone, the village was like desert. “Pont de Monvert” was a stopping point on the route of Stevenson, the famous Scottish writer who travelled through lozere with a donkey. The Pont de Montvert is full of history, of this hard and harsh history that often accompanied these remote villages.

Then, before the fall of the night, I stopped again at the “col de Finiels”. I found very photogenic, the trees covered with snow. I took the photographs with my dslr Canon and the footages with my blackmagic pocket cinema camera (BMPCC).

Movie: Go down in the valley from Finiels to Pont de Montvert

Go down in the valley from Finiels to Pont de Montvert

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