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Jul 17, 2004, Sat
Jul 17, 2004
  The Alps, Portland, Hike, TMB  
Jul 19, 2004, Mon
Jul 19, 2004
  TMB, France, Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi  
Jul 20, 2004, Tue
Jul 20, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Jul 21, 2004, Wed
Jul 21, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Jul 22, 2004, Thu
TMB      France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Jul 22, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Jul 23, 2004, Fri
Jul 23, 2004
  The Alps, Hike, Italy, Courmayeur, TMB  
Jul 25, 2004, Sun
Jul 25, 2004
  Italy, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Jul 26, 2004, Mon
Jul 26, 2004
  The Alps, Hike, Italy, Switzerland, TMB  
Jul 27, 2004, Tue
Jul 27, 2004
  Switzerland, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
Aug 22, 2018, Wed
Aug 22, 2018
  TMB, The Alps, Panorama, Italy  
 
 
 
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
 

Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)

 
July 17, 2004 Jul 17, 2004  
 
The Alps, Portland, Hike, TMB
 
 

We are at the Portland airport waiting for our flight to Geneva. We'll spend a night in Geneva, a couple in Chamonix, and then we'll begin our hike of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

 
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1520
 
 

Aiguille du Midi

 
July 19, 2004 Jul 19, 2004  
 
TMB, France, Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi
 
 

While in Chamonix Linda and I take the cable cars up to the Aiguille du Midi.

 
 
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Cables up to the Aiguille du Midi      
Let your eyes follow the cables up to the top where that tiny pointy thing is the destination.
 
Cables up to the Aiguille du Midi      
Let your eyes follow the cables up to the top where that tiny pointy thing is the destination.
 
Cables up to the Aiguille du Midi      
Let your eyes follow the cables up to the top where that tiny pointy thing is the destination.
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Chamonix valley      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
 
Linda at top      
 
Linda at top      
 
Linda at top      
 
Aiguille du Midi      
The lower section of the Aiguille du Midi is in the foreground and far below is Chamonix, at the bottom of the valley.
 
Aiguille du Midi      
The lower section of the Aiguille du Midi is in the foreground and far below is Chamonix, at the bottom of the valley.
 
Aiguille du Midi      
The lower section of the Aiguille du Midi is in the foreground and far below is Chamonix, at the bottom of the valley.
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1521
 
 

The start of the TMB

 
July 20, 2004 Jul 20, 2004  
 
France, Hike, The Alps, TMB
 
 

Our first day on the trail is spent hiking to Miage.

 
 
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Linda and Emily near Miage      
 
Linda and Emily near Miage      
 
Linda and Emily near Miage      
 
Miage view      
 
Miage view      
 
Miage view      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
 
View from Miage      
 
View from Miage      
 
View from Miage      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
The places we stayed along the Tour du Mont Blanc hike varied, from very nice to crummy. Refugio Miage was the latter.
 
Refugio Miage, France      
The places we stayed along the Tour du Mont Blanc hike varied, from very nice to crummy. Refugio Miage was the latter.
 
Refugio Miage, France      
The places we stayed along the Tour du Mont Blanc hike varied, from very nice to crummy. Refugio Miage was the latter.
 
TMD day one: destination Miage      
Emily, Linda, and Regina, our three hiking companions.
 
TMD day one: destination Miage      
Emily, Linda, and Regina, our three hiking companions.
 
TMD day one: destination Miage      
Emily, Linda, and Regina, our three hiking companions.
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1522
 
 

TMB: Miage to La Balme

 
July 21, 2004 Jul 21, 2004  
 
France, Hike, The Alps, TMB
 
 

Today we left Miage to hike to the nicer La Balme.

 
 
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Refugio Miage, France      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
 
Refugio Miage, France      
 
Emily & Tor, Ref. Miage      
 
Emily & Tor, Ref. Miage      
 
Emily & Tor, Ref. Miage      
 
Refuge Miage      
 
Refuge Miage      
 
Refuge Miage      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
From Miage to La Balme      
 
From Miage to La Balme      
 
From Miage to La Balme      
 
Linda & Emily heading to La Balme      
 
Linda & Emily heading to La Balme      
 
Linda & Emily heading to La Balme      
 
View from La Balme      
 
View from La Balme      
 
View from La Balme      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
Tour du Mont Blanc      
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1523
 
 

TMB

 
July 22, 2004 Jul 22, 2004  
 
France, Hike, The Alps, TMB
 
 

 
 
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La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
The hiking group taking a rest      
 
The hiking group taking a rest      
 
The hiking group taking a rest      
 
Regina @ La Balme      
With Emily and Linda on the stairs.
 
Regina @ La Balme      
With Emily and Linda on the stairs.
 
Regina @ La Balme      
With Emily and Linda on the stairs.
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
Goodbye to La Balme      
Ref La Balme, in the foreground, offered a room of bunk beds plus a good dinner. Nice views from the patio, too.
 
Goodbye to La Balme      
Ref La Balme, in the foreground, offered a room of bunk beds plus a good dinner. Nice views from the patio, too.
 
Goodbye to La Balme      
Ref La Balme, in the foreground, offered a room of bunk beds plus a good dinner. Nice views from the patio, too.
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1524
 
 

TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur

 
July 23, 2004 Jul 23, 2004  
 
The Alps, Hike, Italy, Courmayeur, TMB
 
 

 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1525
 
 

TMB: The views from Bonatti

 
July 25, 2004 Jul 25, 2004  
 
Italy, Hike, The Alps, TMB
 
 
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Linda & Regina & Mt Blanc      
We're on our way to Rifugio Bonatti.
 
Linda & Regina & Mt Blanc      
We're on our way to Rifugio Bonatti.
 
Linda & Regina & Mt Blanc      
We're on our way to Rifugio Bonatti.
 
Resting at Rifugio Bonatti      
 
Resting at Rifugio Bonatti      
 
Resting at Rifugio Bonatti      
 
Rifugio Bonatti, Italy      
Bonatti offers a comfortable bed and good food along with eye-watering views of Mt Blanc.
 
Rifugio Bonatti, Italy      
Bonatti offers a comfortable bed and good food along with eye-watering views of Mt Blanc.
 
Rifugio Bonatti, Italy      
Bonatti offers a comfortable bed and good food along with eye-watering views of Mt Blanc.
 

 
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1526
 
 

TMB: Bonatti to Ferret

 
July 26, 2004 Jul 26, 2004  
 
The Alps, Hike, Italy, Switzerland, TMB
 
 
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Malatrá valley      
We've left Ref. Bonatti, with it's postcard view of Mount Blanc, and are heading over the border to a hotel in a small Swiss town.
 
Malatrá valley      
We've left Ref. Bonatti, with it's postcard view of Mount Blanc, and are heading over the border to a hotel in a small Swiss town.
 
Malatrá valley      
We've left Ref. Bonatti, with it's postcard view of Mount Blanc, and are heading over the border to a hotel in a small Swiss town.
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
Malatrá valley      
 
Malatrá valley      
 
Malatrá valley      
 
Malatrá valley, Italy      
 
Malatrá valley, Italy      
 
Malatrá valley, Italy      
 
Linda & Regina and glacier in Malatrá valley      
Hiking from Ref. Bonatti, in Italy, to Ferret, Switzerland.
 
Linda & Regina and glacier in Malatrá valley      
Hiking from Ref. Bonatti, in Italy, to Ferret, Switzerland.
 
Linda & Regina and glacier in Malatrá valley      
Hiking from Ref. Bonatti, in Italy, to Ferret, Switzerland.
 
Regina at the col      
 
Regina at the col      
 
Regina at the col      
 
Hiking near Ferret Switzerland      
 
Hiking near Ferret Switzerland      
 
Hiking near Ferret Switzerland      
 
Dinner at our hotel, Ferret, SW      
 
Dinner at our hotel, Ferret, SW      
 
Dinner at our hotel, Ferret, SW      
 

 
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1527
 
 

TMB: Ferret to Champex

 
July 27, 2004 Jul 27, 2004  
 
Switzerland, Hike, The Alps, TMB
 
 

We didn't do the full TMB route. Instead we stopped for a night in Champex and the next day took a bus to the train and then on to Paris.

 
 
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Swiss trails marker      
 
Swiss trails marker      
 
Swiss trails marker      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
Our last day on the TMB      
 
We're done! Champex-Lac      
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Regina
 
We're done! Champex-Lac      
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Regina
 
We're done! Champex-Lac      
Emily, Linda, Paul, and Regina
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1528
 
 

The Malatrá Valley

 
August 22, 2018 Aug 22, 2018  
 
TMB, The Alps, Panorama, Italy
 
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
A two-photo panorama assembled fourteen years after the original two photos were taken.
 

After many days of smoke-filled skies I figured it's time to see a clear sky, even if it's only a photo of a clear sky and it's on the other side of the world.

This is the Malatrá Valley, in Italy. In the upper left corner, the speck on the green hillside, is Rifugio Bonatti where we hiked in and spent a comfortable night. The eye watering view from Bonatti is of the Mount Blanc massif, on the right. The massif is not only beautiful to look at but you can go under it, by car, or over it, by cable. I highly recommend the latter. Both take you to the other side of the massif where you'll find charming Chamonix, in France.

I shot this from the Col de Ferret, on the trail that would take us to our next stop, Ferret, in Switzerland. It was my first trip with a digital camera.

While I captured the photo in 2004, today, in 2018, was the first I'd seen it, and that is because it's made of two photos and only today did I happen to see them back to back and notice their panorama potential. Wow, what a difference they make glued together.

 
 
https://jamesgaston.ca/1069