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... help us with everything even translating for us on our arrival
with our hosts who we do not see or hear for the next 4 days.
Today we go up in the cable
car to the very top of Mont Blanc it is 3800 meters and quite a fast ride. I am
suffering from the altitude and it is very hard to breath and my lips are blue
by the time we get to the top. I struggle into the warmth of the ...
Oops, no notes again! Refuge Elena quite new and modern. Large dorms but partitioned into bunks of 4. Located on a high ridge overlooking the valley, where we had a long break and arvo tea. Met some interesting groups of Italians, see the funny hats. It seems that all of Italy has these 2 weeks off, so the trails and refuges are full. Dinner in a lovely dining room, food pasta as usual. ...
... in the baking sun holding Duck down jackets and sweating in jeans and wool socks. The temp gauge on the post office says 25 degrees C, hoping for some nice icy wind at the top.
The castle is built around the chapel Notre Dame de Valere and houses the world oldest playable organ. We meet the choir at the top and join their guided tour of the church and castle. Ornate carved panels, frescoes three stories high and original wood doors eroded smooth ...
... and cows but we had a new addition.... tunnels. Thankfully I was aware of everything on this climb and we brought head and tail lights. Crossing the tree line the landscape became barren with only rock and snow covered peaks to look at. At the 23km mark I experienced something I have never had happen while riding.... my stomach was audibly growling. I have bonked plenty of times.... this was different. I still had some legs but the beast in the stomach was letting me know I was on ...
... in the seat opposite).
To get to our accommodation, we hopped on a 100 year old ratchet train to travel up the mountains, which was amazing (we were very excited by the experience, unlike our fellow passengers who clearly did the journey every single day and were a bit confused by our inane grins). The best was yet to come though when we turned up at our b&b and were told to head up to our room on the top floor – we ...