Hotel Ducs de Savoie
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We just finished the tour du Mont Blanc - 180km, 3 countries, 9 days! Also some sore feet by the end...
actually it was probably some of the nicest hiking we have ever done - stayed in some lovely hotels and mountain refuges, ate amazing food each day, good wine each night!
Think Andy was a bit de estates to be in Chamonix in summer rather than winter, but ...
... The pics will tell you the story, simply breathtaking. Even the "step into the void" with its 1000m fall below held no fears.
We stopped for a coffee at 2000 odd metres where their is a coffee shop complete with Donkeys,
After our descent we toured around the picture postcard perfect town of Chamonix ...
... small greyhound.......I mean smaller than a poodle. Apparently it was Italian grey hound.....they make em small. What's the point I ask, any self respecting rabbit would biff it on the nose....I should know, savage creatures rabbits, can't trust em... ...
Arrived in chamonaix yesterday, went for coffee and lunch....was amazed by inhabitants who almost uniformly had less fat on them than a racing snake and made tony look obese. All in boots and mountain kit. Commented that perhaps the residents of hull might benefit from the air uphere....then went for a walk around town. And walked into Mont Blanc marathon....mystery of racing snake gathering explained..... Cold and thundery......not seen Mont Blanc yer. Know its here ...
... belayer! She's eyeing up the next pitch of uber-classic Rebuffat route on the Aiguille du Midi (this area is famous for it's superb alpine granite, part of the draw for us).
Succumbing to the crowded ...
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