Le Tour de Mt Blanc

 

This was my choice of 60th Birthday holiday. (Julie’s 50th Birthday holiday was Patagonia).

The TMB is a walking tour of a little over 100-miles with over 32000ft of climbing. Several companies offer guided tours of this route, and we opted for the Classic Tour provided by KE Adventure – it was an excellent trip!

 

Below is a selection of photos from the trip. These photos are not a scratch on those taken by Mr Li, one of the eight other folk on the tour with us. I will update this page when I have links to other photos.

 

(Most of) The Gang: left-to-right: Mr Li, Joe, yours truly, her indoors, Amelia, Donna and Joanne.

Chris, our excellent guide, was just too tired to stand…

Serena is taking the photo and Price somehow failed to feature…

 

We arrived in Argentiere one-day ahead of the formal start of the trip. We took a cable car up to a trailhead taking us to fabulous views of the glacier immediately above Argentiere.

 

It was a beautiful sunny day, and we were treated to fine views of the glacier…

 

Below are a few photos of our TMB.

 

A bridge crossing early on the trek…

 

Through rich vegetation…

 

Cloudy at times, but the scenery is still beautiful…

 

Lakes blue with glacial flour…

 

Into Italy, and the only occasion we got to see the summit of Mt. Blanc

 

Brief though it was, we saw the summit…

 

And then one moment later the summit was gone again…

 

                         

 

Flowers and mountains: what the Alps does best…

 

On and on, Chris pushed us on…

 

Not that we needed much pushing…

 

Up and up…

 

And across, on occasions…

 

Through fields of rubble, on we went…

 

 

And the ‘difficult’ bits, all taken in their stride…

 

Fabulous mountain scenery…

 

All contributed to a great holiday!

 

Many Thanks to Chris and all our new friends on Le Tour de Mt. Blanc.

 

 

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