Monthly Archives: October 2011

LAC VERT HIKE

For the past week, we have been flashing by the village of Servoz which is halfway between Chamonix and Sallanches. Too bad, as it turns out to be one of the prettiest in the valley. In navigating to the parking … Continue reading

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SALLANCHES AND MEGÈVE

We desperately need to communicate with the outside world!! Curt’s computer has caught a virus and hence we can’t use any WiFi connections. Nor can we find a reasonable cell phone package for international phone calls. Given that the day … Continue reading

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MONT TRUC HIKE

Summer has returned to the Valley as the weather breaks clear and warm. We decide to do something a little different by driving back down the valley past Servoz and come back in to the other side of the central … Continue reading

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DISPARUS

Over the years, the villages that we have been visiting have produced many of the famous guides and climbers. First, a drink to the living!!! And then a  toast to the dead!!! Each cemetery has memorials to those that have … Continue reading

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MOUNTAIN MEN…..again!!!

Sunday, Oct 09. The weather seems to be making a change for the better. With lots of snow still on the high ground making footing unsafe, we decide to tour some of the small villages and hamlets up the valley … Continue reading

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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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