The Tour du Mont Blanc as a Gateway Hike

Posted on July 10, 2013. Filed under: Switzerland, Tour du Mont Blanc, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Travel - TMB as a Gateway HikeWriting this blog about our experience on the TMB last September has been a great way to relive the memory.  It has also been a great way to let the effect of the trip saturate my whole year producing a longing to get out into mountains again.  Be warned:  If the TMB is the first long hike you are doing, you may very well get hooked on this type of vacation!

So, the tickets are bought and the planning has been done.  We are going back to do one day of the TMB we missed last year, the Fenetre d’Arpette in Switzerland.  That day we did the easier Bovine route which was wonderful.  The Fenetre d’Arpette, though,  is more difficult and gets you to the second highest point on the trail at 2,665 m (the other being the Col des Fours at the same altitude which we did.)  We’re going to go back and conquer it.  We will be fresh, though, without all the other days of hiking behind us so it should go well if the weather cooperates.

Then we will be off to the Italian Lakes and then the Dolomites.  I have lots to report after this next trip, but I do believe I’m thoroughly hooked on mountain hiking due to the TMB!

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