TMB Day 10: Tré-Le-Champ to La Flégère
Heights and Forfeiting
September 11, 2020
TMB Stage 10 Anti-Clockwise
It was raining in the evening the previous day. But fortunately for us (as usual since the beginning of the trek), the sky had cleared. The morning was just glorious.
The walk starts almost immediately in the nature reserve of the Aiguilles Rouges. The fauna and flora are similar to what we had the day before.
Going up is a breeze, captionhough it seems more crowded, probably because the path is narrower and we don’t move that fast. As we emerge from the forest, we can see the rock walls on our right. Soon enough, we see climbers training on them.
We knew that even though this stage was not particularly difficult, it’s the stage with the ladders. One and a half-hour in, we see the first colorful glimpse of people suddenly higher up. The ladders are not far ahead.
After this small section, you finally reach the highest point of the day, and you can enjoy a wonderful walk down to La Flégère. The views of the Mont Blanc are just stunning.
On the way down, we were well ahead of schedule, and looking at what the last day would hold for us, we decided to end the trek at La Flégère.
The last day would have been a scenic walk down to Les Houches (1700 m descent) after the night in refuge La Flégère. Given our physical state (strained muscles and fatigue from uncomfortable beds), we thought that we might as well head back a day earlier.
We reached La Flégère and took the cable car down to Chamonix before jumping on a train to Valorcine and back to Switzerland.
Here ends our ten days (instead of 11 and with one sick day) Tour of Mont Blanc.