TMB day 1: Orsieres to Ferret

These posts on Tour du Mont Blanc are 11 days late because I couldn't keep up with editing photos and writing blogs while we were trekking. It's all over now, and we've had some adventures... mostly good, but a couple of bad. I think I can conclude that we've all enjoyed the challenge, the company,... Continue Reading →

Hiking to Refuge du Pelvoux

Judith joined us for our hike today. We left the campsite just after 7.30 and drove for about 45 minutes up to Ailefroide (1507m) in the Ecrins National Park. The town was busy, with campers, climbers and walkers everywhere but, luckily, we found a good parking sport for Bertie. He's rather long so it can... Continue Reading →

A lazy day and a little rain

Nothing much to report from Wednesday. We did very little apart from some shopping, and checking our kit for part 3 of our trip. Anne, Mark, Rob and Ben are flying out to Geneva on Sunday and we're doing Tour du Mont Blanc together. We'll need to carry all our kit between refuges and hotels... Continue Reading →

Via ferrata du Torrent de la Combe

We had an adrenaline filled day today, with a climb up a gorge (including a cliff with an overhang 😳) assisted by ladders and cables, then an eventful paddle on the Gyronde for John. The morning was quite relaxed, with a lie in and then some chores around the van, such as emptying the loo... Continue Reading →

The Crete de Vars

Today we did a hike which we did last time we were staying in Guillestre. It's a lovely walk because the landscape and views are spectacular. Today there was a bonus, marmot stalking! We left the campsite quite early again because we knew the hike up to the ridge was steep and on the sunny... Continue Reading →

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