Tour du Mont Blanc Guest Speaker at REI Virginia Beach

  • Participants

    Age 18 and up

Coursing through the spectacular mountains and valleys of the Swiss, Italian and French Alps, over 105 miles in 10 days, the Tour du Mont Blanc is perhaps a more strenuous "mini-Camino" but can be done as a way to familiarize yourself with the challenges of an extended period of full days of hiking, and the atmosphere of communal dinners and mixed sleeping quarters that are the hallmark of these magical trekking adventures. The talk will detail the route, reasoning for doing the circular route in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction and its effect on starting location, when to go, packing lists, etc. The presentation will provide a day to day snapshot of the clockwise route including daily elevation profiles, photographs of the trail, huts, scenery (glaciers, glaciers, glaciers) food, towns, and wildlife. Planning resources and equipment will be displayed for your reference. This talk will focus on self-supported treks, so the Q/A is a great time to ask questions about planning, logistics, packing, getting to and from the trail, rest-days, etc.

1 session available

  • Friday

    Jun 9, 2023
    3:30pm–5:00pm PDT

    Cost: free!

    11 spots left

    Virginia Beach REI