Day 12

Today was the second to last day of hiking. Before breakfast we got to sleep in even if it was just for a few extra minutes it was one of the best mornings of the hike. Not being completely rushed was a real treat compared to what our mornings are normally like. Breakfast was amazing […]

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Favorite day

Today was definitely my favorite day of the hike so far. It started off with a late (7:30) wake up and delicious breakfast. I got toast with goat cheese and salmon. Blueberry jam and a mini pancake, and 2 bowls of fruit. It was delicious. While everyone else was finishing up getting ready I sat […]

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TMB Stage 10

Our original plan was for today to be mostly a rest day, but it decidedly was not. We realized yesterday that a couple tweaks to our route were needed. First, that the route we’d planned to walk to last night’s hotel and then up to Refugio Flegere would cause us to miss the ladder portion […]

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TMB Stage 9

For a difficult day of hiking, this one turned out to be quite lovely. The stats were big today! 10 miles, 4,000 feet each of up and down. Thankfully I was feeling pretty good the entire time. It helped that we were moving at a good steady pace all day as well. Just fast enough […]

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Day 9

Today started with a breakfast buffet from our hotel. I had Nutella toast again. Nutella is a very big thing here. I also had my first hot coco of the day. A bit into our hike we stopped at a little restaurant. I got a fruit cake and another hot coco. It was poring rain […]

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TMB Stage 8

I mentioned yesterday that I didn’t know if this much hiking was making me stronger or just more tired. I still don’t know, but both feelings are even more intense after today’s 11 miles. I don’t remember the elevation stats and I’m too tired to look them up, but I think it was pretty close […]

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Day 11: Champex-Lac to Trient

Today was a hard one for me. The hardest of the hike. The milage and elevation was on par with our other average days, but I really struggled mentally, causing the physical work to be really hard. The hotel provided an awesome breakfast which was the fuel I definitely needed. After breakfast we packed up […]

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