Category Archives: CHAMONIX

BEAUJOLAIS RUN

Saturday, Oct. 08. The day after the snow storm, the valley is still filled with low hanging mist and cloud. Precipitation threatens and with wet snow waiting for us at altitude,¬† we decide to do a cannon ball run towards … Continue reading

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SNOWSTORM

Friday, Oct. 07. It’s raining in the lower valley and the whole region appears to be socked in. We still decide to try a hike but favour something closer to home so that if we have to abandon, we have … Continue reading

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MONTENVERS HIKE

Thursday, Oct. 06. With one hike under our belt, it’s time to try something a bit more challenging. We decide to do a segment of the Grand Balcon between Montenvers and the Plan du Aiguille du Midi. There we hope … Continue reading

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AIGUILLE DES ROCHES ROUGES

Wednesday, Oct. 05. Our first hike is a trail up toward the nature reserve of Aiguille des Roches Rouges high up the valley near the village of Tre-Le-Champ. We spent the morning shopping in Les Houches¬† (SuperU….we love you!!) and … Continue reading

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LES HOUCHES

Home sweet home for our stay in the commune des Houches in the Chamonix Valley is no more than a 10 minute drive to Chamonix itself. The pistes of Les Houches are regularly used for international events most notably the … Continue reading

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CHAMONIX

Tuesday, Oct 04. I rise early to pack my things and have an early breakfast. Catching a cab for Chiswick for a rendezvous with my hiking buddy Curt, I sit back and enjoy the early morning rush hour of central … Continue reading

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