Hiking the Tour de Mont Blanc in the Alps

I have just recently returned from a trip to the alps.  Some of our lazier friends thought that hiking 80 km in the mountains and sleeping in mediocrely comfortable mountain huts was a horrible way to spend a honeymoon.  Luckily, my awesome wife and I agree with each other in agreeing to disagree with out lazy friends. We had a great time!

Here’s a couple of shots from one of the more dramatic mornings of the hike.

Kristie looking towards the Mont Blanc summit, which was peeking in and out of the clouds.

Me looking out towards the Mont Blanc Massive from the top of Col de la Gliere, somewhere above Chamonix

The full Tour de Mont Blanc is an 160km circle route around the Mont Blanc Massive.  We hiked only the northern half in 6 days, starting from Courmayeur in Italy on the east side, and heading around the north of the Massive through Switzerland, and back into France, ending in Chamonix.  We hike a lot in the Coast Mountains of BC where we live, but the Alps are something completely different.  The terrain is more jagged and spectacular, but the routes are well traveled so the trails are in excellent shape, and easy to follow.  The scenery is breathtaking at every turn.  We highly recommend a visit if you love spending time in the mountains.