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(Tour du Mont Blanc) Climbing to Grand Col Ferret (Tour du Mont Blanc) A chamois on a rock (Tour du Mont Blanc) In descent to La Fouly (Tour du Mont Blanc) Swiss Val Ferret (Tour du Mont Blanc) Chamonix from the South

Photos from trips: Tour du Mont Blanc, July 2010

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Richard and Christine Walker trekked the Tour du Mont Blanc with us in July 2010, which was a month of exceptionally hot weather in the Alps. Richard and Christine's photos show the TMB from many aspects.



Christine and Richard on the Italian side



A flowery chalet in Val Montjoie



Les Contamines' church in the village centre



On the climb to Col du Bonhomme



The TMB treks through Val des Glaciers on the way to Col de la Seigne, visible here



French cows in the sun



Flowers in the Alps are a mass of colour in June, less so in July but still impressive



In a hanging valley, now in Italy, the hills rise to Col de la Seigne



Rifugio Elisabetta above



The Italian flag at the hut



Lac de Combal far below, with Mont Chetif the pointed peak in the middle distance



Another sunny morning breaks!



Down at the level of Lac de Combal



A marmot on the trail



Different light over the Mont Blanc massif



The TMB takes two scenic routes from Champex: here is the Bovine route



Trekking in the valley of Trient, Switzerland



An alternative path climbs steeply to Refuge les Grands, here on a well-engineered section



At Refuge les Grands



Completing the traverse to Col de Balme, Trient is visible in the valley



Now above the Chamonix valley, views are stupendous to the Mont Blanc massif...



... and are fringed by trees in the lower parts



Above Argentiere the TMB takes to ladders - avoidable by another route



Climbing further, the aim being Lac Blanc



The view across to the Mer de Glace, perhaps Chamonix's most famous glacier



At Lac Blanc with Mont Blanc behind



Here's an interesting bit of trail, on the final descent to Les Houches just before Bellachat



The Aiguille Verte, stunning with cloud building up to one side



Dropping to Les Houches with Mont Blanc du Tacul behind


Back in Chamonix after the best part of two weeks on trek. Very well done!

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