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Tour du mont blanc July 13th anyone?

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 20:35

Anyone out there doing this excursion.Hope im up to the challenge.Done lots of wainwrights & a couple of munros but not all in a week.Looking forward but also a little apprehensive.

Wed, 06/19/2013 - 12:21

Hi - yep also on this tour - i havent done any of the wainrights / munros and so am very apprehensive!! However sometimes it is best not to know what to expect..........

Is anyone arriving into Geneva about 14.20 on the 13th - if so do you want to share the transport into Chamonix?

Sat, 06/22/2013 - 21:11

I'm flying in from Liverpool but don't arrive in Geneva until 16.15  .I was going to book a transfer to Chamonix with mountain drop offs..Looks like I'll miss the briefing at 18.00 so may need to get the info 2nd hand .Exodus said they have left a note for the guide about late arrival though.Look forward to meeting you and anyone else on this excursion

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 05:59

I'm sure you wont be the last to arrive and i'm sure people will still be in the lobby by the time you arrive  - am intrieged how you can get the backpack down to 8 kg given that the bag weighs 1.5 and i like my snack bars!!

Thu, 06/27/2013 - 15:28

Know what you mean.Just tried packing a 40 ltr rucksack & its bulging at the seems.Looks like I need a bigger bag.

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:37

Ah well i just bought a smaller backpack - 35l in order to make sure i dont overpack!

I am also about to invest in some poles - i hired some before & only used them on 1 day of the trip i was on but i think it might be worth having some now - do you have any recommendations or at least things i should be looking for when buying them?

Sun, 06/30/2013 - 20:43

I have never used walking poles so unfortunately I cannot advise you.I know Exodus recommend using them but I've always considered them as being something else to carry.Two more weeks now,roll on

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 07:00

well just checked in as am flying in to the UK from elsewhere early morning and then willgo on a frenzied shopping spree for anything i've forgotten - just looked at the weather forecast and it looks like we will get everything from 12 - 25 degrees, thunderstorms and cracking flags!

Thu, 07/11/2013 - 20:50

Cracking flags.??? Weather varies depending on which website you look at.Its looking good up to Wednesday at least.I think I've got just about everything exodus recommend that you take.Got a 3hr drive to Liverpool airport sat morning,just hope flight takes off on time.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 07:08

so did you get back ok? Are the feet ok now? mine are suffering from a lack of mountains lol.

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 13:26

Yep,got back ok.A bit of a rush through Geneva airport though (thanks mountain drop offs).Feet slowly recovering.Back to work tomorrow boo hoo! Hope you are ok .Will try to upload some photos soon.

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 06:15

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