It’s on our bucket list is it on yours? Why not make it happen this summer? I know the statistics look scary and you probably don’t think you are fit enough, I am 42 and I have let far too many adventures pass me by because I didn’t think I was fit or young enough – it’s only been in the past few years that I have learnt that the body will do what the mind tells it to.
“Every adventure requires a first step” – The Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland. We will be led by a qualified International Mountain Leader, to ensure safety and the highest levels of mountain leadership. Icicle Mountaineering ensure their leaders share history and information about the local area as well as showing us the amazing scenery – and we have the added experience of staying in traditional mountain huts for two nights set high in the mountains, away from the valley villages.
During the week we will pass through France, Italy and Switzerland, so we can enjoy the different cultures, architecture, and the food of each country over the week.
The Tour du Mont Blanc is an endurance hike and you can easily increase your fitness levels in the months leading up to it. Walking is loads of fun and great for your mind, body and soul so this doesn’t need to be a chore. Think positively and positive things will happen.
Saturday – Travel to Chamonix to arrive for the 17:00
Sunday – Distance: 24km, Ascent: +1750m, Descent: -1300m Les Houches, Col de Voza, Col de Tricot. Night in Nant Borrant
Monday – Distance: 15km, Ascent: +1300m, Descent: -900m Cross the Col du Bonhomme, Col des Fours. Night in Les Mottets
Tuesday – Distance: 24km, Ascent: +1100m, Descent: -1700m Cross Col de Seigne, Arete Mont Favre, Col Checroui, Courmayeur area
Wednesday – Distance: 16km, Ascent: +1600m, Descent: -700m Ascend to Bertoni, Mont de la Saxe, Pas Entre Deux Sauts, Bonatti / Elena
Thursday – Distance: 33km, Ascent: +1600m, Descent: -2100m Trek Grand Col Ferret, Ferret, La Fouly, Praz de Fort, Issert, Champex Lac
Friday – Distance: 31km, Ascent: +1850m, Descent: -2000m Trek Fenetre d’Arpette to Trient, Col de Balme to Tre-le-Champ / Argentiere
Saturday – Distance: 25km, Ascent: +1500m, Descent: -1800m Trek the length of the Aiguilles Rouges, Flegere, & Brevent to Les Houches
Sunday -Breakfast in Chamonix, then the accommodation check out is by 10:00.