The City of Light in Four Days, Part Two

DAY 2 Paris: We Score a Touchdown At Our Lady of Paris **Becauseitzthere is typically a hiking and outdoor adventure blog. But from time to time we will feature other sorts of travel and leisure on these pages. In other words...fu fu travel. And it don't get no more fu than Paris.** Day Two was …

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The City of Light in Four Days, Part One

Paris in Four Days **Becauseitzthere is typically a hiking and outdoor adventure blog. But from time to time we will feature other sorts of travel and leisure on these pages. In other words...fu fu travel. And it don't get no more fu than Paris. After completing the grueling challenge of the Tour Du Mont Blanc …

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Charm-on-ee…The Cradle of Alpine Mountaineering

Chamonix: Post Hike Day One. ***The Tour du Mont Blanc is obviously not for everyone. But even for non-hikers, Sylvia and I very strongly recommend a visit (if you can afford one) to the two major cities on the Tour…The French Alpine outdoor hub of Chamonix, France, and its alter ego on the Italian side, …

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NEXT UP:  The Grand Circle Complete!

TMB wrap up: Chamonix *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. Sylvia and Brian finished the full tour, walking every step …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: We all walk out like it’s Halloween!

TMB Day 11: La Flegere to Les Houches *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 here at last. The …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Return of Our Buddy, Mont Blanc!

TMB Day 9: Trient to Tre-le-Champ *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 an uneventful rest day in Trient, which …

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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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