Last Week in the French Alps

Time flies…so very quickly!  It’s already our last week here in the French Alps and it’s been an incredible summer.  We explored new trails and was able to train in a gym.  Everytime we come back, there’s always something new happening and something new to explore.  UTMB week really pumped us up and got us …
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Race in India

There are a myriad of trail running races in the world!  Last year, we raced the Morocco Race and UTMR (Ultra Trail Monte Rosa) which I have yet to write race reports about those incredible races.  Soon!  We’ve also signed up for a couple of races in 2016 and 2017 but for logistical reasons, we …
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Rest and Recovery

The days are getting shorter and the yesterday, temperature dropped significantly enough to turn the heater on.   We walked down to the center yesterday afternoon to cheer on the UTMB racers and chatted with a couple visiting from the US.  They just arrived and will be trekking around Mont Blanc starting today. The atmosphere …
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UTMB Week in Chamonix

The first race of 5 major races on UTMB week started yesterday.  We had our packed lunch yesterday at the Chamonix Centre and the place is just filled with so much energy! For the first time, we worked out at the gym for 2 hours.  It wasn’t hard to get 2 hours in starting with …
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Recovered

It took 2 days after our overnight camping trip up to Tête Rousse to recover some muscle damage on the legs specially the calves.  It reminded me of our first time running down South Kaibab in the Grand Canyon and then climbing back up to Bright Angel, the next day I can hardly walk due to …
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Climb High, Sleep Low…Go Slow

We’ve confirmed our accommodation in Leh, India.  It’s a blessing to return to Leh again.  It’s really exciting for us because we are going to see our friends again.  The walking street in the center have been completed and we look forward to visiting the center!  The last time we were there which was 2 …
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Day 2: Tête Rousse BC

The next day, it was a beautiful morning and not as windy as the day before.  The sky was blue and clear.  Hunny tried to get the stove working and once again, it heated up the water for a few minutes then crapped out.  We barely got enough coffee for the both of us.  The …
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Day 1: Tête Rousse BC

The weather looked good and we were both mentally set to head up to Tête Rousse BC right after breakfast.  You can find the route we took for day 1 on Strava. We hiked easily up to the train track junction of Mont Lachat and Col des Rognes.  Right from the train track, there is a …
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Day 0: Tête Rousse BC

We went back to Maison de la Montagne this morning to get a better map before we head out tomorrow.  There’s a bit more good information from Maison de la Montagne about camping around Mont Blanc.  As far as we understood from reading a lot of forums online which can be very confusing, wild camping is not …
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