Our last day, and a solid one to complete the TMB, with a climb of about 1100 metres up to Lac Blanc, then down to the chairlift and back to Chamonix.
It was extremely humid, with thunderstorms predicted, making the climb all the more difficult with plenty of breaks to mop the brow!
Once again the views prevailed the pain.
On top of the world, sort of!
The first lake was an oasis of calm, with wonderful reflections.
And a photo opportunity or two…
Then some iron ladders and wooden steps up to the refuge and Lac Blanc.
No more climbing, it’s all downhill from here.
Maddy, the inspiration for this trip, and an inspiration herself, looks very happy to be here.
Tony got a new phone before this trip and has almost blown it up taking photos.
Down we go towards the gondola ride to the valley.
We were lucky, the predicted thunderstorms didn’t eventuate.
After the gondola, a lovely, lazy 20 minute stroll along the river back to Chamonix.
…then, a beer!
And our farewell dinner at The Cap Horn restaurant.
Before a few night caps at The Bar, in the main drag…
With shenanigans from our Tigers supporting crew…
Then time to wrap it up…