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Tour du Mont Blanc - Start ~ 9 August
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Greg Kittridge
(gkitt80) - MLife
Tour du Mont Blanc - Start ~ 9 August on 07/28/2014 08:46:54 MDT Print View

Hi everyone-

American expat living in Paris, looking to do a memorable hike somewhere in France in August. I have the entire week of the 11th off, so was thinking I could potentially jump on a train Friday the 8th afternoon/evening to get close to the trailhead, then leave Saturday for a nice long hike. Currently targeting the Tour du Mont Blanc, but am also open to suggestions if there is a better/more enjoyable hike. Suggestions are appreciated.

Anyhow, I know it is a longshot, but if anyone is interested in joining me, let me know. 29 year-old male, decent shape, friendly, etc etc.

Happy summer!

dave p
(hipass) - F

Locale: Los Angeles
tmb on 08/01/2014 16:03:19 MDT Print View

i have been to chamonix valley 2x...i never did the tmb but my dad did and said the best part is in the chamonix area and that day hikes from chx is a bigger bang for your buck...Ive dayhiked in the area.The Lac Blanc trail from nearby Argentiere gives you a spectacular panoramic view of La Mer de Glace glacier and surrounding peaks and mt blanc.Jaw dropping.The other spectacular trail is Le Grand Balcon Nord from chamonix.It basically contours the jagged peaks and ends/begins at the mer de glace with a spectacular view of Les Grands Jorasses.The tram up to the top from chamonix is amazing the view is italy,switzerland,france,all the alps,jagged costs 45euros rt.You can hang all day there or ski/hike down.Worth every penny.
Im tentatively scheduled to go hiking in the french alps at end of this month.Then off to italy.

Edited by hipass on 08/01/2014 16:06:29 MDT.