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Follow our condition reports, and use our tips & tricks series to get properly prepared. You can also find informative articles about alpine culture, plants and wildlife.
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TMB 2023 Conditions This post is dedicated to the TMB 2023 conditions. We’ll share our observations of the trails, and we’ll give you an overview of the weather so far. As the summer progresses, a lot of the observations will come from our guides’ reports, as they’re going around the Tour du Mont Blanc route....

What is a mountain refuge?

What is a mountain refuge? A mountain refuge makes high-altitude, mountain activities possible. They offer over-night accommodation, and are essential to activities such as hut-to-hut hiking and snowshoeing. They’re also used by mountaineers and skiers, as a way to access the high mountains (e.g. most people who climb Mont Blanc stay in a refuge). Mountain...

Forest Flowers

Along the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB), you'll see a huge variety of forest flowers. In this post, we showcase five of our favourite "subalpine" flowers, which are typically seen in the forest sections of the TMB. This post is the first in a series of three, which categorises flowers depending on their altitude.

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