Trekking Mont Blanc

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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby brkln » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:11 am

Hi, I see a lot of information on this trip from a few years back but I wonder if anyone from last year's season can tell me how it was. How extreme was the hiking? How were the accommodation? (I am fine with hostels but want to make sure it isn't so noisy with everyone in one room that it's hard to sleep--this is definitely a trip that requires good sleep!). Has anyone done the Mont Blanc Explorer? I am finding it difficult to get good and recent information on both trips and would appreciate any information. I'm hoping to go mid-August of this summer. Thanks!!
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc July1-10

Postby michalcap » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:38 pm

1 week left for the tour.
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby //heidi » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:09 am

Hi! I'll be doing the The Tour de Mont Blanc starting first of July. I was wondering do the cabins or refugios have matressesand pillows? The packing instruction says to bring only a sleeping sheet, so no sleeping bag. I was also thinking that how windy it is up there in general? Do I manage with shorts during the days..? I've only hiked in Finnish Laplandand the conditions there are a bit different. I appreciate your replies! //heidi
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby //heidi » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:42 am

Also, where can I find the departure lounge?
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby ballu » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:31 pm

The departure lounge is here...I assume you'll want July :)

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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby ford » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:00 pm

Hey a shoe question :D
I hiked the east cost trail with a day pack in running shoes and wear minimal shoes here in Ontario.
Also run in toe shoes and now the bugs are bad so we are hiking and running on the beach .
So what i am wondering is what is the least amount of shoe I could use , I don't want to buy nice boots to leave on the shelf after the trip. Would regular running shoes be doable since I wear them in the winter for walking .

Has anyone brought a foam roller for keeping muscles loose.
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby michalcap » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:01 am

I am just back from this Tour. Hard core intensive tour with a good leader named Andy. Make sure to pack light because you carry your own bag and make sure that you are in good shape to hike in high altitude because level 5 is not for everyone and you don't want to keep the group waiting for you 22min while you want to get ahead. We had such person in our group who was holding us back and it wasn't fun to waste time waiting all the time. adventure is the best tour group and as my 9th tour I was impressed again with it's operation and organization. Happy travel to all.
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby poly19 » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:14 am

michalcap wrote:I am just back from this Tour. Hard core intensive tour with a good leader named Andy. Make sure to pack light because you carry your own bag and make sure that you are in good shape to hike in high altitude because level 5 is not for everyone and you don't want to keep the group waiting for you 22min while you want to get ahead. We had such person in our group who was holding us back and it wasn't fun to waste time waiting all the time. adventure is the best tour group and as my 9th tour I was impressed again with it's operation and organization. Happy travel to all.


Thanks for the review Michael. Can I ask - did you take walking poles with you?
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby calewis49 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:51 am

My wife Ivette and I are schedule for the Sept 13 TMB Departure (I believe this is the last trip of the year) and we are looking forward to it! Ivette did Machupicchu in March and has been hitting 50 mile road bike trips and 30 mile trail biking trips (5 a week) while I run in the afternoons (120 F) here in Afghanistan...I think we are ready!!!
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby hexacat » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:09 am

You will be fine. Don't expect to jump from couch to hiking boots for this trip... And for goodness sake, make sure you put some mileage in your boots prior to lacing them up in Chamonix. Good luck, have fun!
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby julmills » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks all for the great information posted.

Haven't weighed my pack yet, but have a history of packing too much and regretting it later! Knowing that there are opportunities to replenish GORP, etc. is very helpful.

Looking forward to meeting everyone and to the wonderful views!
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Time of year to Trek Mont Blanc

Postby mountaingirl13.1 » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:05 am

What is the best time of year to trek Mont Blanc. Obviously June- Aug would be the busiest but is September to cold?
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby longback » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:02 am

I am booked on the 13th-22nd September trip 2014. Anyone else?
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Re: Trekking Mont Blanc

Postby ballu » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:00 am

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Electricity on Mont Blanc Trek

Postby mountaingirl13.1 » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:15 pm

I am scheduled for Aug. 2014. Will I need a solar charger for my camera or are thee electrical outlets at the camps along the trek?
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