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Jul 7, 2015 - Walker's Haute Route - Day 1

Walker's Haute Route - Day 1 We got the bus from Chamonix to Le Tour, another charming little village with the telepherique (cable car) up the mountain. While we waited for the lift to open, a mixed herd of goats, sheep and donkeys ran through to the car park with their collar bells ringing and accompanying bleating and braying. Their cattle dogs worked them, expertly guiding them through and keeping them in an orderly group. The shepherd walked along with a series of whistles. It was a spectacle. Getting on to the lift itself was an...

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Oct 1, 2010 - The Hike: Day 4 - Chalet du Glacier - Arpette

Snow crunched under my feet as I struggled for breath. Looking up, I could not even see the peak of Fenetre d’Arpette but I knew that after 2 straight hours of painfully steep ascent, it could not be far off. An hour later, I thought to myself, “Wow, Fenetre d’Arpette is pretty far off.” The thousands of calories from my 10am breakfast had long been utilized by my rigorous efforts and stomach was making noises like a wood chip machine. Miserable cannot begin to capture my state of being as 4 hours of uphill hiking with a humongous pack...

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