This viewpoint over the dramatic Ecrins mountains in the Southern French Alps was discovered by a fixer for a film company tasked with finding a unique, dramatic and romantic end shot with easy to access for a film crew, after a spontaneous running challenge with a friend from the top of a ski lift in Orcieres. It is just 30 minutes away from the top of the ski lift but as there is no path and it involves some scrambling, no-one ever goes there. A guide rigged up safety lines for the crew to walk up safely and they carried up all the kit. It was a race against time to get the perfect take in time with the sun set and cloud movement, yet this photo captures the mood perfectly.
Thank you to Sally Guillaume of Undiscovered Alps for permission to share the photograph.If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with A Luxury Travel Blogs readers, please contact us.
Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.
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