Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) Planning

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) has been on my bucket list for years. I have done a fair amount of outdoor exploring in my home country of Canada, including a few overnight backpacking trips. I love hiking, but I haven’t loved having to carry 40-50 pounds of gear on my back. But I considered […]

Training for the Tour du Mont Blanc

My plan was to hike the 10-day TMB in August, and I commenced my training in late spring. I am reasonably fit, and hike often, but I knew the better shape I was in, the more I would enjoy the trip. In the few months leading up to the trip, I aimed to do 1 […]

TMB Itinerary and Accommodations

During the TMB you will pass by many refuges, some stopping for a coffee or lunch, and some staying for the night. The following list of Refuges are where I stayed the night during my TMB in August of 2017. I have included links to the webpages and to their trip advisor page. See the […]

Packing for the TMB

This is what I brought when I hiked the TMB staying in refuges (no camping). I handwashed at least one or two items of clothing every night (even if it was socks and underwear). I chose a smaller backpack than most because I knew it would help me limit how much I brought. I was […]