The next day, we finished off the walk down to Les Houches through the woods. We took just over an hour to get down and headed straight for a cafe (to satisfy Chris's hot chocolate fetish) and then to the boulangerie. We completed the Tour du Mont Blanc in under 7 days. For the following few days of the holiday, we hung out in the Argentiere campsite, doing a few day walks. Being a glutton for punishment, one day walk was from Les Houches back over Le Brevent and Lac Blanc to Argentiere. We had great views of the Aiguilles Rouges and the Mont Blanc massif: in contrast to our cold, foggy and windy experience on the Tour du Mont Blanc itself.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
We made it over le brevent and are now very close to the end at les houches. We were going to end up in a benightment situation in the woods and decided to camp. The campsite is flat but tenuous as the pegs are not really on for going in. We have had a nice picnic meal with two bottles of swiss fendant wine which has been carried for 2 days and 3000m ascent. It tastes all the better. We have seen a lot of ibex and dodged thunder storms. All good stuff.