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Refuge De L Arpettaz
France

A nice,cold Coke after a 6 hour climb is soooooo refreshing . . . .

This refuge serves local produced food. Defenitly try it!!

Copyright: Alexander Ruttgers
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10440x5220
Taken: 21/07/2012
Uploaded: 21/07/2012
Updated: 12/08/2014
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Tags: refuge; col de lárpettaz; mountainering
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