9 posts match "Hikes & Tours - Tour Mt Blanc" - select title or scroll down to see posts
 
Newest firstNewest   Oldest firstOldest   A to Z   Z to A
 
  1.  Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)    17 July 2004    Portland Tour Mt Blanc
         17 Jul 2004
  Tour Mt Blanc, Portland  
  2.  The start of the TMB    20 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, France
         20 Jul 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  3.  TMB: Miage to La Balme    21 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, France
         21 Jul 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  4.  TMB    22 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, France
         22 Jul 2004
  France, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  5.  TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur    23 July 2004    Courmayeur Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, Italy
         23 Jul 2004
  The Alps, Hikes, Italy, Courmayeur, Tour Mt Blanc  
  6.  TMB: The views from Bonatti    25 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, Italy
         25 Jul 2004
  Italy, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  7.  TMB: Bonatti to Ferret    26 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, Italy Switzerland
         26 Jul 2004
  The Alps, Hikes, Italy, Switzerland, Tour Mt Blanc  
  8.  TMB: Ferret to Champex    27 July 2004    Hikes The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, Switzerland
         27 Jul 2004
  Switzerland, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  
  9.  The Malatrá Valley    22 August 2018    Panorama The Alps Tour Mt Blanc, Italy
         22 Aug 2018
  Tour Mt Blanc, The Alps, Panorama, Italy  
 
 
 
1. Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)
17 Jul 2004    Portland, Tour Mt Blanc 
S   M   L
1. Tour Mont Blanc (TMB)   
17 Jul 2004    Portland, 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. The start of the TMB
20 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  France 
S   M   L
2. The start of the TMB   
20 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, France   
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
3. TMB: Miage to La Balme
21 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  France 
S   M   L
3. TMB: Miage to La Balme   
21 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, France   
 
 
 
 

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
     
 
 
4. TMB
22 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  France 
S   M   L
4. TMB   
22 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, France   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
5. TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur
23 Jul 2004    Courmayeur, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  Italy 
S   M   L
5. TMB: A rest stop in Courmayeur   
23 Jul 2004    Courmayeur, Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, Italy   
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy
     
 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy
     
 
 
 
Emily, Courmayeur, Italy
     
 
 
6. TMB: The views from Bonatti
25 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  Italy 
S   M   L
6. TMB: The views from Bonatti   
25 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, Italy   
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

 
 
 
7. TMB: Bonatti to Ferret
26 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  Italy, Switzerland 
S   M   L
7. TMB: Bonatti to Ferret   
26 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, Italy, Switzerland   
 
 
 
 
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
     
 
 

 
 
 
8. TMB: Ferret to Champex
27 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  Switzerland 
S   M   L
8. TMB: Ferret to Champex   
27 Jul 2004    Hikes, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, Switzerland   
 
 
 
 

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
 
 
9. The Malatrá Valley
22 Aug 2018    Panorama, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc  Italy 
S   M   L
9. The Malatrá Valley   
22 Aug 2018    Panorama, The Alps, Tour Mt Blanc, Italy   
 
 
 
 
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.