Tour du Mount Blanc: We Opt for The Bovine Route! — BecauseItzThere

TMB Day Eight: Champex to Trient The eighth day of our trek dawned ominous and cloudy, a low gray ceiling that promised a near certainty of rain. Weather was on our minds. The M.E.P. had seriously debated taking the high variant for day eight, described by Kev Reynolds as “…The toughest of the whole route.” […] …

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What Will Our Next Adventure Be?

Help us Pick Our Next Adventure! With the competition of the Tour du Mont Blanc, we now turn to planning the next cornerstone adventure on becauseitzthere.com. As usual, the Minister of Expedition Planning is a bit confused and could use help with the process. Help us decide what next year’s major expedition should be! (Note: …

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Tour du Mount Blanc: We Opt for The Bovine Route!

TMB Day Eight: Champex to Trient The eighth day of our trek dawned ominous and cloudy, a low gray ceiling that promised a near certainty of rain. Weather was on our minds. The M.E.P. had seriously debated taking the high variant for day eight, described by Kev Reynolds as “…The toughest of the whole route.” …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: We LOVE Mountains (and Switzerland)!

TMB Day Seven: La Fouly to Champex *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.* There aren’t many good things to say …

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2018 UTMB Results!

The 2018 Ultra Tour du Mont (UTMB) race is over and Frenchman Xavier Thévenard is, for the third time, the winner. Not only is the UTMB the most celebrated off-road endurance race in Europe, but it’s one of the toughest ultramarathons in the world. Crossing 103 miles of mountainous terrain with over 30,000 feet of …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: No Easy Mile

TMB Day Six: Rifugio Bonati to La Fouly We had a fairly restful night at the Bonati. Though it was a shared room, three of the seven beds were entirely empty, and one gentleman sleeping by the window, reading a book most of the time, said not a word the whole time. (Well he said …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: Bertoli, 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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