Patagonia (Or Bust): Getting There

Getting Ready for Patagonia, the Hard to Get to Place (Featured image Cerro Fitz Roy by Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0) The departure time for our Patagonia Trip is approaching. Last year we embarked on the Tour Du Mont Blanc in mid July. Knowing we would likely face severe logistical challenges we booked everything …

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On A Clear Day…Olympic National Park

A while back we did a post about our visit to Hurricane Ridge in Washington’s great Olympic National Park. Hurricane Ridge is one of the best viewpoints in the Pacific Northwest, for sure, with a tremendous panorama of the Olympic Range. But this was not Brian’s first visit to the area. He first visited Olympic …

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Billionaire Adventurer Branson Survives Rockslide on Mont Blanc

Branson described being "seconds" from death while climbing Mont Blanc One of the most notable men on Earth recently survived what he described as a near death experience on the slopes of Mont Blanc. No. Not this guy. THIS guy. Sir Richard Branson, the globetrotting British billionaire and founder of Virgin Group, stated in post …

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And the Next Big Adventure is…

Can We Top the Tour du Mont Blanc? Our 2019 Adventure! Having completed the ambitious Tour du Mont Blanc, it’s time to reveal what the NEXT adventure will be for Brian and Sylvia! We have carefully considered all the prospective destinations and the winner is… PATAGONIA! One of the world’s greatest, wildest and most magical …

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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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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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