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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 ...
... base of Mont Blanc. Stunning views around every corner and a great place to stop for a beer and a bite before heading back to Annecy.
Tomorrow I climb the Col de L'Arpettaz a climb full of hairpins and a little known gem down towards Albertville.
Rain is forecast so it could be interesting.
... 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 ...
... Brevent, a sheer rock face in les Aguilles Rouges, the poor step-children to the Mont Blanc massif on the east side of the valley, often climbed when the weather on the Mont Blanc side is too poor to climb. We jumped ...
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