Pic de l’Aigle 360°

Pic de l’Aigle (the Eagle’s Peak) is a mountain that I can see right from my living room window. It’s my go-to climb whenever I want to go for a tougher than usual run, as a door-to-door loop takes just under two hours, is 13km and climbs about 650m.

I ran it on Sunday, with a quick ‘warm up session’ down the valley – 8km running with the dog. I then dropped him off at home as it was pretty hot and there aren’t any streams running up there this time of year.

Despite it being Bastille Day, the weekend when hordes of tourists descend on us for the summer, I had the whole mountain to myself, and took this 360 panorama with the Photosynth app.

The World in 360°

I went out for a 10 mile run this morning in beautiful weather – not too hot, and the ferocious storms that have been battering the southeast of France for the past few days had finally cleared.

I took a couple of 360° panoramas using Photosynth on my iPhone. I’ve usually had questionable results with it but they weren’t too bad today – probably because it was warm enough to stand around for long enough to check that I’d captured the whole image.

Mougious Waterfall

And here’s how the waterfall looks in 2D.

Mougious Waterfall

The Mougious waterfall in the La Jarjatte Valley

Ravin du Fleyrard

Just across the river on the other bank from the waterfall.

Here’s the run data from Strava.