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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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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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: The Hard Button

TMB Day 4: Rifugio Elisabetta to Courmayeur *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 a very satisfying breakfast we said …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: And We’re Just Getting Started(?!)

TMB Day Two: Refuge de Truc to Refuge du Bonhomme *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.* Day two got off …

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Tour du Mont Blanc: À la montagne, monsieur le chef de train!

TMB: A Travel Lesson It is ironic that the longest single part of the voyage – the 4,035 mile transatlantic flight to Paris – was also the most uneventful, even quite scenic...including my first glimpse of Ireland, lying green, resplendent and out of reach just thirty thousand feet below. It seemed the closer we got …

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