Col de la Chal
Col de la Chal is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.460m (8,070ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.
The road is extreme. It’s gravel and follows the unpaved ski-lift service roads. The surface is rocky with lots of slippery gravel, but never ridiculously steep. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road.
Pic: Fred Marchadier. http://www.savoie-mont-blanc.com/offre/fiche/panoramic-col-de-la-chal/717564