Tour du Mont Blanc

TMB Day 4: Courmayeur to Chalet Val Ferret

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After passing through a few blocks of residential accommodations, the trail picks up outside of Courmayeur and climbs very quickly towards Rifugio Bertone. The rain from previous days had turned the trail a bit mushy, but there were enough rocks scattered about to keep us from any slip ups. The views of Courmayeur were beautiful once we gained enough elevation.


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On The Trail
On The Trail
Views
Views

The view from Rifugio Bertone was supposed to offer beautiful views of Mont Blanc and the Aiguille Noire, but as had been the case in previous days, the every darkening weather obstructed any views we might have. Just above Bertone, the path swept back into a valley and meandered downhill a bit before straightening out. From this point on the climbing was at a minimum, but it wasn’t long before the skies opened up. The mud on this section was inches deep and very soft. The falling rain made things even worse. We had initially planned to arrive in La Fouly, but had to change plans and stop at Chalet Val Ferret due to the poor weather.

The Last of the Beautiful Clouds
The Last of the Beautiful Clouds
Bertone
Bertone
Bertone Views
Bertone Views
Bertone Flags
Bertone Flags

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