Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 2

Les Houches – Les Contamines Wednesday 12th August 2020 Today we were walking from Saint-Jervais-les-Baines to the traditional village of Les Contamines, approximately 16km. The TMB path contours through the forest high above the Bionnassay valley whilst passing through pretty Alpine hamlets with excellent views of Mont Blanc and across the foothills of the Alps….

Tour Du Mont Blanc – Day 1

Chamonix – Les Houches Tuesday 12th August 2020 “When you see someone putting on his (her) Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen, AA Milne” We start our hike from the outdoor capital of Europe. From Chamonix we take the Plan Praz cable car to the Col de…

Chamonix

Monday 10th August 2020 We are settled in Chamonix for two nights one day. The reason being is we are undertaking the Tour Du Mont Blanc on Tuesday…starting from right here in the town. We previously visited Chamonix in 2014 and although we did say at that time we would come back to this area,…

Lauterbrunnen – Chamonix

Sunday 9th August 2020 Today we were up early as it was our final day in this most wonderful valley and we wanted to fit in as much as we possibly could. The German word Lauterbrunnen means “Many Springs” or more accurately: “Loud Springs” and the name comes from 72 thundering waterfalls that gush down…

Jungfrau

Saturday 8th August 2020 They say the Jungfrau is the ‘Top of Europe’…we know that ain’t true but we were on our way to touch it’s top. …well not quite!  At 4158 metres we were going up as far as 3454 metres…so no matter what we were going to be getting pretty impressive views as…

Geneva – Lauterbrunnen

Friday 7th August – Saturday 8th August 2020 We have arrived safely in Geneva. I had been dreading this plane journey but surprisingly (or possibly not actually) we had arrived to an empty Edinburgh airport, got on a very quiet plane (lucky if there were 50 people on it) then entered a quiet Geneva airport…if…

Following in Family Footsteps

Thursday 6th August 2020 Excited to be setting off on a new adventure and relieved that the previous few months, weeks, days and even hours of stress and the not knowing have finally come to an end. This particular journey has transpired mainly as a result of a very persuasive family member (yes you know…

Mount Keen

Saturday 1st August 2020 Brechin Today we were off to undertake a short and easy enough Munro – Mount Keen. Mount Keen is a 939 m (3,081 feet) high mountain and the most easterly Munro. We set off in beautiful conditions (no winds for a change) from the standard ‘tourist route’ of Invermark car park…