Tour du Mont Blanc: Bertone, Bonati, Bene!

TMB Day Five...Courmayeur to Rifugio Bonati *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* It was with only the greatest sadness that …

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The UTMB gets underway!

The Ultra Tour du Mont Blanc Less than a month ago, Sylvia and I completed the Tour du Mont Blanc, Alpine Europe's premier walking route. It was an amazing journey. We thought it was pretty challenging, and are proud of our accomplishment.   However, this weekend another journey is about to start, one that puts …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: Our Buddy, Monte Bianco!

TMB Rest Day One: Courmayeur After four days of hiking we were more than ready for a rest. So what better thing to do on our rest day then head up to 11,000 feet for a close look at Our Buddy, Mont Blanc? Our Monte Bianco, as it is called on the Italian side. Fortunately, …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Hard Button

TMB Day 4: Rifugio Elisabetta to Courmayeur *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* After a very satisfying breakfast we said …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: An Improvised – But Full(y)-Ass(ess)ed – Plan!

TMB Day Three: Refuge du Bonhomme to Refugio Elisabetta *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* Morning of Day 3 began …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: And We’re Just Getting Started(?!)

TMB Day Two: Refuge de Truc to Refuge du Bonhomme *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* Day two got off …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: Uphill Both Ways…or, the Circle Begins!

TMB Day One: Les Houches to Refuge de Truc *The Tour du Mont Blanc is the most famous and celebrated hike in Alpine Europe and is the fifth Bucket List Hike that Brian and Sylvia have completed together. It is also our first hike together of any kind in Europe.* Despite a long and difficult …

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