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Sep 30, 2010 - The Hike: Day 3 - Col de Balme - Chalet du Glacier

Oh baby, oh baby, we are in Switzerland now. The ascent from the Col de Balme was not too bad and on the whole it was a pretty pleasant day of hiking. Don’t get me wrong though, we did keep up our maddeningly aggressive pace of taking twice as long as Kev said it should take us to get anywhere but hey, when you are carrying half your body weight on your back, such a pace is to be expected. As one might also expect, the views of nature continued to get better and better and when we finally made it to Trient, we found that it had it’s own...

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Apr 17, 2009 - Chamonix to the Trient Hut

An early start this morning. The closure of the Argentiere Hut meant we were going to have one long day instead of two shorter ones. From what James could find out, there had been reports of anywhere between 10-30cm of snow up high but the avalanche danger was still looking OK. The visibility wasn't looking quite as good. James headed off to Les Grands Montets bright and early with the hope of getting lift tickets and being on the first tram up. The rest of the gang stored our luggage at the Hotel de L'Arve, shouldered our slightly heavier...

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