Friday, 11 July 2014


The amazing view from the Refugio Bonatti, looking across to the Grande Jorasses
The high level traverse above  Val Vaney, Monte Bianco and everyone's jumping with joy!
The high level ridge above Courmayeur, Monte de la Saxe. Most folk take a lower alternative, why?!!!
You can never tire of this!
You need patience to see the wildlife, take your time! Ibex mulling it over
And if you don't see these wee cutties then you really are just looking at your feet!
Beautiful early morning light outside the Refugio Bonatti with Monte Bianco to the left and Grande Jorasses prominent
The highest col on the TMB, Grand Col Ferret, looking over to Mont Dolent- The summit of 3 countries
The summit of Tete de la Trenche, for me the finest day of the TMB
The traverse form Col de Bonhomme to Col de Croix de Bonhomme, always snow here into July
Deant de Geant and Grand Jorasses on our way to Courmayeur
Welcome to Italy! First view of Monte Bianco
Back from my 34th circuit of the classic Tour of Mont Blanc. This classic trek around western Europe's highest mountain is always a popular circuit and for good reason. Wonderful Alpine views, challenging ascents and decents of 1000m+ every day, walking through three countries, flower filled meadows, beautiful wildlife and of course guiding with  great company with folk from all corners of the world. Some people in the Chamonix area have been commenting on the 'unsettled weather' to the start of the trekking season, well of  the 20 days that we have been wandering in it has nearly always been was sunshine and great views. Of course the odd shower, snowfall, cloudy and cooler conditions as ever, why else are The Alps  so green! Our trek covers the most beautiful and challenging days of the TMB, cramming 7 days of great hiking into a 10 day holiday. We carry everything on our backs with no baggage transfers, we do all the high level alternatives and one rest day in lovely Dollone (Courmayeur). Circuit number 35 coming up at the end of the month!

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