Tour of Mont Blanc 8 days to finish

The six of us hugely enjoyed this challenge of hiking the Tour of Mont Blanc is just 8 days. It was an enormous effort with almost 10,000 metres of ascent and 103 miles covered. Each of the group contributed to making this one of our most enjoyable adventures. From plotting the route and sharing gpxContinue reading “Tour of Mont Blanc 8 days to finish”

Tour of Mont Blanc 6 days in

We’re enjoying fantastic views of snow capped mountains, glaciers and fields upon fields full of wild flowers. We are also feeling exhilarated and exhausted in equal measure. We’ve run and hiked over 80 miles and climbed numerous hills and mountains. The trail is busy with people from all over Europe and the States. Our accommodationContinue reading “Tour of Mont Blanc 6 days in”

Tour of Mont Blanc 3 days in

  Having completed day 3 of our Tour of Mont Blanc, we arrived this afternoon in the picturesque Italian town of Cormayeur. We’ve now covered over 40 miles and climbed over 9,600ft (2,900m) through the Alps. The views are just stunning. High snow covered mountain peaks and glaciers. The trail is well marked and thereContinue reading “Tour of Mont Blanc 3 days in”

Snow and ice on the Dalmally Horseshoe

The Dalmally Horseshoe above Loch Awe in Argyll and Bute is a stunning ridge of peaks particularly when viewed from the north. Reaching the heart of this wild Highland landscape involves a challenging hike. Without a doubt the Loch Awe Munros – Also called the Ben Cruachan mountains – have retained their incredible sense ofContinue reading “Snow and ice on the Dalmally Horseshoe”

Exploring Glencoe

A little visit to Glen Coe. Exploring these mountains is always exciting. Mountains are so special. They are truly magical. Navigating exposed rocks makes for tricky climbing. While at the same time I’m trying to find the right route – all this tests your mental abilities. Climbing mountains teaches me patience, persistence and above all gratitude.Continue reading “Exploring Glencoe”