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Tour du Mont Blanc Day 1

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Ah the Tour du Mont Blanc. Probably the hardest hike we have been on thus far. It was a really steep gradient, steeper than we are used to (especially living somewhere so flat) and just so hot. Well actually no. It wasn't really that hot temperature wise, but when the sun was shining it was really hard to walk up hill cause I would overheat. It was absolutely beautiful though. We have never done a circular hike before so that was new, plus you go through a lot more small towns and villages which was fun. Really a great trip.



We flew in late the night before we were to start our hike and took a shuttle bus from the Geneva airport to the trail. I didn't realize it but the Ultra Marathon Tour du Mont Blanc had started the day prior. Those people...I don't know how they could run the whole thing in 24 hours. That is crazy! Whenever we were walking I would think of that and man you have to be in good shape to do that. We stayed in Les Houches, the start of the trail, and got …