Tag Archive: nature

TMB – Day 5: Les Houches – Les Contamines-Montjoie

If I was to nickname today’s section of our Tour du Mont Blanc adventure, it would have to be the procrastination stage. We planned to leave by 7:00 a.m. but the bed was… Continue reading

TMB – Day 4: Chamonix – Les Houches

I woke up today feeling hugely grateful for the flexibility of our schedule. Having Refuges and/or hotels booked in advance erases the worry of looking for a camp spot each and every night,… Continue reading

TMB – Day 3: Lac Blanc – Chamonix

I have to admit I was little bummed when our TMB itinerary did not take us down to Chamonix, place I’ve heard so much about but since we’re trying to also fit The… Continue reading

TMB – Day 2: Refuge Les Grands – Lac Blanc

During the night the wind visited us frequently, leaning into the tent, testing the structural soundness of the shelter. Morning then dawned surprisingly calm, except for occasional and rather unexpected gusts, one of… Continue reading

TMB – Day 1: Champex – Refuge Les Grands

I woke up to the sound of my alarm clock. From the window dim light entered the room. I could see trees through the window, evergreens, but could not tell their color as… Continue reading

TMB – Day 0: Ostrava – Champex

Super excited for our attempt to knock the top item off my bucket list, I got up well before the alarm rang. I even got up before my parent’s chihuahua made his morning… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 17 Ortu Di Piobbu to Calenza

Woke up to a morning that was already too warm. I dressed in my hiking clothes but I did not put my jacket. Normally it would keep me warm before we started to… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 16

6/27/19 De Carrozu to Ortu Di Piobbu Stage two today. Choice of an easy route through a valley or high route over the mountain. We opted for the high route and so we… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 15 – Ascu to De Carozzu

What a demanding day. We finished stage 4 yesterday, stage that is considered to be the hardest, and so I thought anything we would do from now on would be easier. How wrong… Continue reading

GR20 – Day 14 – Tighjettu to Ascu

Stage 4, the hardest stage of GR20. We got up extra early, at 4:30 a.m. and under the light of our Lucy lantern broke camp. There was just enough light outside that we… Continue reading