Sunday, 18 April 2010

Tour du Mont Blanc - July 2009

Here’s my account of my Tour du Mont Blanc trek… 

Starting from Les Houches, it was a bit of a slog in the heat and not being acclimatised to the altitude, and carrying quite an heavy pack up to Col de Voza, didn’t get great views from here, but the walking became more enjoyable. Seemed to take quite a while to get to Col de Tricot (though I did stop halfway up for a picnic), and I made my way slowly down to Miage, by that time it was 4 pm and I felt like calling it a day – but I thought “it’s not so far to Les Contamines” – how wrong I was – had to ascend and cross another pass (Le Truc) and descend sharply all the way to Les Contamines, and even then the campsite was a 30 minute walk from the village.

 Col de voza