Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 7

Courmayeur – Chalet Val Ferret Monday 17th August 2020 I am so glad I had my camera battery fully charged once more for todays scenery!  We started hiking from Courmayeur centre, heading yip, you guessed it, straight up a massive climb. Once we reach the top of our first hill of the day already the…

Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 6

Courmayeur – rest day Sunday 16th August 2020 Today we had a ‘rest’ day in Courmayeur.  We wandered the town which is an Alpine resort in northwest Italy, at the foot of Mont Blanc. We ate ice cream, drank coffee, relaxed and walked as little as possible…ow and washed clothes!

Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 5

Refuge Robert Blanc – Courmayeur Saturday 15th August 2020 “The danger of adventure is worth a thousand days of ease and comfort”. Today we will leave France and enter Italy via Col de la Seigne.  We started with stunning sunrise views from the incredible Refuge Robert Blanc, 2,750m up the mountainside. The effort of getting…

Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 4

Refuge De La Croix Du Bonhomme – Refuge Robert Blanc Friday 14th August 2020 Last 3 blogs now have video footage added at the end of each if you want to go back and check them out 👌 This hike was supposedly going to be tougher than our previous day’s. We had two options to…

Tour du Mont Blanc – Day 3

Refuge Nant Bottant – Refuge De La Croix Du Bonhomme Thursday 13th August 2020 We had thunderstorms through the night with roaring thunder and flashing lightening, pretty cool.  This morning we were woken up with rain…just what you want when you know you’ve got a tough day ahead of you! Today we were climbing up…

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…