Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Into italy on TMB
The walk up to the col du bonhomme was hot but we stuck at it and made it there as the thunder clouds were building. There was a nice suprise at the refuge as dad had left us a present of a bottle of champagne when if was there a week or so ago. This was a nice suprise. We carried it all the way over the col du fours to the refuge mottets by which time it was well fizzed up and went everywhere when we opened it!
The col du fours was really snowy. Where it was not snowy there was scree that was liquified with the snow melt: not a nice combination. The route was pretty enough though and we saw a magnificent male ibex on top with huge horns.
Today we are heading for courmayeur or preferably beyond. It is downhill all the way now to the town. I am seeing bits in the daylight that i never say on the utmb race as the race crosses this bit in the dark. It is pretty scenic. I am having thoughts about whether i should be doing the race next year.