We're above the tree line, heading for Prafleuri, and looking back at Lac de Louvie. The only greenery is low growing—moss, grasses, and spring flowers.
In the center of the photo with the snowy mountain behind it is the cabane.
That mountain is home to Glacier de Corbassiere, which we'll see more of shortly. And on the far right you can just make out two tiny figures of our hiking group, Emily and Paul.