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  1.  Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)Saturday, 17 July 2004 ~ Hikes Portland The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 17, 2004
  The Alps, Portland, Hikes, Tour Mt Blanc  
  2.  Aiguille du MidiMonday, 19 July 2004 ~ Aiguille du Midi Chamonix France Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 19, 2004
  Tour Mt Blanc, France, Chamonix, Aiguille du Midi  
  3.  The start of the TMBTuesday, 20 July 2004 ~ France Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 20, 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  4.  TMB: Miage to La BalmeWednesday, 21 July 2004 ~ France Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 21, 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  5.  TMBThursday, 22 July 2004 ~ France Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 22, 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  6.  TMB: A rest stop in CourmayeurFriday, 23 July 2004 ~ Courmayeur Hikes Italy The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 23, 2004
  The Alps, Hikes, Italy, Courmayeur, Tour Mt Blanc  
  7.  TMB: The views from BonattiSunday, 25 July 2004 ~ Hikes Italy The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 25, 2004
  Italy, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  8.  TMB: Bonatti to FerretMonday, 26 July 2004 ~ Hikes Italy Switzerland The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 26, 2004
  The Alps, Hikes, Italy, Switzerland, Tour Mt Blanc  
  9.  TMB: Ferret to ChampexTuesday, 27 July 2004 ~ Hikes Switzerland The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Jul 27, 2004
  Switzerland, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
10.  The Malatrá ValleyWednesday, 22 August 2018 ~ Italy Panorama The Alps Tour Mt Blanc,
Aug 22, 2018
  Tour Mt Blanc, The Alps, Panorama, Italy  
 
 
 
1. Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)
Sat, 17 Jul 2004 ~ Hikes, Portland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
1. Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)
, Saturday, 17 July 2004 ~ Hikes, Portland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
 
Regina, Paul, Emily, and Linda      
 
 
2. Aiguille du Midi
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 ~ Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, France, Tour Mt Blanc 
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2. Aiguille du Midi
, Monday, 19 July 2004 ~ Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, France, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
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.
 
 
3. The start of the TMB
Tue, 20 Jul 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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3. The start of the TMB
, Tuesday, 20 July 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
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.
 
 
4. TMB: Miage to La Balme
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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4. TMB: Miage to La Balme
, Wednesday, 21 July 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

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

 
 
 
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      
 
 
5. TMB
Thu, 22 Jul 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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5. TMB
, Thursday, 22 July 2004 ~ France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

 
 
 
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.
 
 
6. TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur
Fri, 23 Jul 2004 ~ Courmayeur, Hikes, Italy, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
6. TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur
, Friday, 23 July 2004 ~ Courmayeur, Hikes, Italy, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy      
 
 
7. TMB: The views from Bonatti
Sun, 25 Jul 2004 ~ Hikes, Italy, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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7. TMB: The views from Bonatti
, Sunday, 25 July 2004 ~ Hikes, Italy, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 
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.
 
 

 
 
 
8. TMB: Bonatti to Ferret
Mon, 26 Jul 2004 ~ Hikes, Italy, Switzerland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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8. TMB: Bonatti to Ferret
, Monday, 26 July 2004 ~ Hikes, Italy, Switzerland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 
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      
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
 
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      
 
 

 
 
 
9. TMB: Ferret to Champex
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 ~ Hikes, Switzerland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
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9. TMB: Ferret to Champex
, Tuesday, 27 July 2004 ~ Hikes, Switzerland, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 

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.

 
 
 
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
 
 
10. The Malatrá Valley
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 ~ Italy, Panorama, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc 
10. The Malatrá Valley
, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 ~ Italy, Panorama, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc
 
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
 
 
Rifugio Bonatti and Malatrá valley      
 
 

After many days of smoke-filled skies here on Vancouver Island 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.