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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Hiking Snacks

Hiking Snacks Hiking in the Alps can be an excellent way to explore nature and find some quiet from the hustle and bustle of city life. It can also be a great form of exercise that – as we all know – can prove to be hungry work. A common question when preparing for a...

Wolves in Chamonix

Wolves in Chamonix In 2020, the Chamonix valley lost a number of sheep to wolf attacks. Since then, wolves in Chamonix have become a hot topic. And despite various protective measures, they have not been put off. It seems they’re here to stay, and the community need to learn to live with them. We wanted...


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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