Climate Change Threatens Mont Blanc’s Glaciers

Glacier Feared to be Close to Collapse, Forcing Closures If there weren't already enough signs that the Earth is warming, here's another; one of Mont Blanc's glaciers has become unstable, and may be close to collapse. The Planpincieux Glacier, just to the northeast of Courmayeur on the Italian side of the mountain, is considered to …

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Climate Change: Has The Battle Finally Turned?

Don't Be On the Losing Side Of The Climate Change "Debate" There is no doubt that climate change is occurring, no doubt that the Earth is warming, and no doubt that human influence is by far and away the principal force behind the rise in global temperatures. There is broad scientific consensus on these facts, …

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Tour du Mont Blanc Epic Video

Tour du Mount Blanc trekking season is underway in the Alps.! For those about to embark upon Alpine Europe's most celebrated hike, or considering the tour at some point, check out our short highlight video of the experience. If these views don't inspire you, what will? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUUF-FviGi0 We made GREAT memories on the TMB that …

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Tour du Mont Blanc Season is Open

Tour du Mount Blanc is OPEN for the Season! Tour Du Mont Blanc Season is underway in the Alps! Its hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we completed the tour. It was the grandest – and hardest – thing either of us have ever done. We began our hike in Les …

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East Coast vs. West Coast (Hiking)

We Belong to the East...But Our Hearts are in the West We’ve been talking lately about some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. All of these hikes have one thing in common…they all lead to places with great views. In fact, one would be hard pressed to find ANY list of great hikes …

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Mappy Hiking! New Trail Maps

We Expand the Blog With Trail Maps! Today’s subject is trail mapping apps in particular. But first, let’s digress for a bit and discuss maps in general.   Back in Brian’s days as a hiker in the White Mountains, he never left home without one of his set of excellent maps published by the Appalachian …

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BucketList: The Far Side of the World

The Most Exotic Places on the Bucket List ...And once more into the bucket we go! As promised here are landing pages for the rest of our BucketList destinations by region. Some of these are among the most exotic and far flung of our wish list! Click on the links or pictures below to see …

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