Tour de Mt Blanc 2
Dec 25, 2012Public
Photo: The next morning everyone departs early, some heading up, some down.
Photo: Today we cross the Col de la Seigne into Italy. Pasta tonight!
Photo: Along the trail: Memorial to crew of a B17 Flying Fortress that crashed near here in 1946
Photo: The pass is at 8,254 ft. We have some climbing to do.
Photo: L'Aiguille des Glaciers.
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Photo: Almost there....
Photo: Here's the pass ...
Photo: ... and now we're in Italy!
Photo: The Italian side has a different look.
Photo: It seems drier and sunnier.
Photo: That must be Refugio Elisabetta ...
Photo: ... our refuge for the night.
Photo: It's just about lunch time.
Photo: Maybe pasta for lunch?
Photo: Yes, we're definitely in Italy.
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Photo: Bella Italia!
Photo: Boots off!
Photo: Lunch!
Photo: The next morning we're off early. We'll descend into the valley and then hike along the ridge on the right.
Photo: Goodbye Refugio Elisabetta. Tonight we hit Courmayeur--Italy's answer to Chamonix.
Photo: A lake at the valley floor reflects the great spire of the Aiguille Noir, a side-peak of Mt. Blanc.