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Tour Mont Blanc (TMB).  17 July 2004.  Hike Portland TMB The Alps
Jul 17, 2004
  The Alps, Portland, Hike, TMB  
Aiguille du Midi.  19 July 2004.  Aiguille du Midi Chamonix France TMB
Jul 19, 2004
  TMB, France, Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi  
The start of the TMB.  20 July 2004.  France Hike TMB The Alps
Jul 20, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
TMB: Miage to La Balme.  21 July 2004.  France Hike TMB The Alps
Jul 21, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
TMB.  22 July 2004.  France Hike TMB The Alps
Jul 22, 2004
  France, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur.  23 July 2004.  Courmayeur Hike Italy TMB The Alps
Jul 23, 2004
  The Alps, Hike, Italy, Courmayeur, TMB  
TMB: The views from Bonatti.  25 July 2004.  Hike Italy TMB The Alps
Jul 25, 2004
  Italy, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
TMB: Bonatti to Ferret.  26 July 2004.  Hike Italy Switzerland TMB The Alps
Jul 26, 2004
  The Alps, Hike, Italy, Switzerland, TMB  
TMB: Ferret to Champex.  27 July 2004.  Hike Switzerland TMB The Alps
Jul 27, 2004
  Switzerland, Hike, The Alps, TMB  
The Malatrá Valley.  22 August 2018.  Italy Panorama TMB The Alps
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)  17 July 2004  Hike  Portland  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1520
 
 
Aiguille du Midi  19 July 2004  Aiguille du Midi  Chamonix  France  TMB 
 
 
 

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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1521
 
 
The start of the TMB  20 July 2004  France  Hike  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1522
 
 
TMB: Miage to La Balme  21 July 2004  France  Hike  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1523
 
 
TMB  22 July 2004  France  Hike  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

 
 
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La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
La Balme      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda @ La Balme +      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda @ La Balme +      
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda @ La Balme +      
 
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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1524
 
 
TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur  23 July 2004  Courmayeur  Hike  Italy  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy ++      
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy ++      
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy ++      
 
https://www.jamesgaston.ca/1525
 
 
TMB: The views from Bonatti  25 July 2004  Hike  Italy  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
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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 ++      
Regina, Paul, Linda, Emily (hidden), and Zammy
 
Resting at Rifugio Bonatti ++      
Regina, Paul, Linda, Emily (hidden), and Zammy
 
Resting at Rifugio Bonatti ++      
Regina, Paul, Linda, Emily (hidden), and Zammy
 
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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1526
 
 
TMB: Bonatti to Ferret  26 July 2004  Hike  Italy  Switzerland  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
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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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1527
 
 
TMB: Ferret to Champex  27 July 2004  Hike  Switzerland  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 

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://www.jamesgaston.ca/1528
 
 
The Malatrá Valley  22 August 2018  Italy  Panorama  TMB  The Alps 
 
 
 
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.

 
 
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