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dank86

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Tour du Mont Blanc
« on: 20:01:53, 23/07/19 »
To anyone thinking about doing this trail but is still a bit unsure I say do it. I got back about a week ago and I had the most amazing time doing it, everyday the views left me speechless. Yes it was hard work going up all the mountain passes but I got to see things only other hikers of the trail will ever see (unless you can afford a helicopter to take you there).


I spent 9 days walking and had a few rest days during and spent a few days in Chamonix after, I could easily have spent another month in Chamonix tbf

gunwharfman

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #1 on: 20:20:42, 23/07/19 »
So glad you enjoyed it, such a good route. Did you stay in any refuges?

dank86

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #2 on: 20:24:33, 23/07/19 »
It was amazing, to get over it I'm having to start planning the next one!

I didn't stay in any refuges, there was a bunch of us camping that met up with each other every evening while we were on the same schedule, towards the end with rest days a few of us ended up a day ahead or behind, but there was always cool people to talk to

bricam2096

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #3 on: 20:51:12, 23/07/19 »
Glad you enjoyed it, and I agree that every day has its “wow” moments. I liked Chamonix that much I returned a few months later, rented an apartment for a week and did some walks and just chilled.

I also want to do the TMB again but it got me interested in other trails.
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dank86

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #4 on: 20:55:53, 23/07/19 »
Bri, have you looked at the walkers haute route?

gunwharfman

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #5 on: 09:04:18, 24/07/19 »
Good idea, the Walkers Haute Route is excellent. I didn't manage to finish though. I started off well (mid July) but when I go to a Refuge way up above Verbier there was no way forward, snow had fallen a few days before and no one had been able to get through the next stage of the journey. So I had to turn around and work out a different route for myself.

Owen

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #6 on: 13:21:38, 24/07/19 »
I've skied the Haute route but never thought about walking it. Which way does it go, not over the Grand Combine I assume.

dank86

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #7 on: 13:49:12, 24/07/19 »
I've skied the Haute route but never thought about walking it. Which way does it go, not over the Grand Combine I assume.


I've not looked into the full route yet so unsure if it does

bricam2096

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Re: Tour du Mont Blanc
« Reply #8 on: 18:47:51, 24/07/19 »
The Haute Route is my plan for next September  :)
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