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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Tour du Mont Blanc: The Delicate Passage

TMB Day 10: Tre-le-Champ to Refuge La Flegere *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.* The tenth day of the Tour …

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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: 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: 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: 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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The Great Circle: TMB

*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.* I am sure how when exactly when I became seriously interested in the idea …

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