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[TR] Vanoise Alps, Savoie, France - Glacier Tour, southern loop 6/26/2016

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Trip: Vanoise Alps, Savoie, France - Glacier Tour, southern loop

 

Date: 6/26/2016

 

Trip Report:

My husband Jon and I are in Europe for two months, during which we will climb in the Alps and sight-see or relax in mountain villages during rest periods. Our first trip was a beautiful loop in the Vanoise Alps of France, that was mostly trail hiking with some mountaineering side trips. It was a great intro to the European hut system and spending 5 days at 7000-10,000 feet was perfect acclimatization for our upcoming climb of Mont Blanc.

 

I wanted to post a full TR here, but I am at a campground whose wifi is slow and I couldn't upload the pictures to CC.com. Sorry about that! When I have better Internet I'll try to post them here. For now, here is a link to my blog.

 

http://perchancedream.blogspot.com/2016/07/five-days-in-vanoise-alps.html?spref=fb

 

Gear Notes:

No camping equipment or food required. The huts do it all for 50-60 Euro per person per day.

 

Approach Notes:

Twisty French roads led us to our starting point in Pralagnon-la-Vanoise.

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