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Info and fun facts about the Alps

Follow our Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) condition reports, and use our TMB tips & tricks series to get properly prepared. You can also find informative articles about alpine culture, plants and wildlife.
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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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