Category Archive: Europe

Chamonix Mont Blanc

Chamonix July 6-7, 2013 We had an eleven hour marathon trip to travel what is not a long way, as the crow flies, but we had to get around some very big mountains… Continue reading

Refuge du Roc de la Peche

Pralognan Friday July 5, 2013 The sound of birds chirping woke me this morning. Clear blue sky with the sunrise illuminating the distant  views of snow cover peaks were visible through the bedroom… Continue reading

La Montagne

Pralognan Thursday July 4, 2013 The weather in the mountains is certainly unpredictable. The morning was pouring rain and a cool 11 degrees and not very pleasant to outside.  But by 10am the sun… Continue reading

Mont Bochor

Pralognan Wednesday July 3, 2013We are staying in the oldest part of town known as Le Barioz which has mainly traditional style farmhouses. The small chapel in the square near our apartment was… Continue reading

Petit Mont Blanc

Pralognan Tuesday July 2, 2013 Today we walked a more gently undulating trail along a river valley towards Petit Mont Blanc.  Another blue sky morning, we passed through open meadows of alpine flowers,… Continue reading

Col de Vanois

Pralognan Monday July 1, 2013We took advantage of glorious sunny skies on Monday to hike the trail to the Col de Vanoise at 2,515m elevation. Once we got up above the treeline at… Continue reading

Tour des Glaciers de la Vanoise

Pralognan-la-Vanoise June 29-30, 2013We farewelled Geneva on a grey overcast morning and finally after 6 months of planning we were on our way to Pralognan la Vanoise, for Hammer to race in The… Continue reading

Lakeside in Geneva

Geneva June 27-28, 2013Our grand vacations seem to coincide with a sudden change in our countries leadership.  So surprised to read that K. Rudd is now back in after all the leadership challenge… Continue reading


Wednesday June 26, 2013 Finally woke to a morning without rain, but still shrouded in low grey cloud.   We had plans to catch the train to Jungfrau, the highest mountain in Europe,… Continue reading

Hiking to Harder Kulm

Interlaken – Tuesday June 25, 2013 I love the hotel we are staying at, a relatively new backpackers with clean and sparse interior spaces, solid walls so no noise from neighbours or their… Continue reading

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