Start altitude: 1875m
High point: Le Brévent 2526m
Height gain: 772m
Height loss: 1546m
Weather: Sunny all day, no wind, some clouds surrounding the mountains.
Today I started the last leg of TMB. The weather was perfect and as this is maybe the stage that has the best views ot the whole trail I was excited to get going.
I started the day with this view of the Mont Blanc range
I made a lot of stops this morning to enjoy the beuty surrounding me
Just before lunch i reached Col de Brévent. After the Col the trail changes character and becomes more of a scramble. You have to put your "batons" away and use your hans from time to time to get up som steep passages.
Col du Brévent
Follow the yellow dots
This day also included some ladders to get you up some steep slabs
At lunch I stopped at the very popular and crowded top of Le Brévent. This a lift accessible top and a popular starting point for a lot of climbs in the Aiguilles Rouges. It is also the best place to watch Mont Blanc.
My view during lunch
After lunch it was time for a long decent towards Les Houches to reach the end of the trip. I started walking down from Le Brévent on a trail that I some years ago climbed with skis. Needless to say it was a lot less strenuous goin down.
The trail leading down from Le Brévent
Exposed at places
After a very long decent through the woods that never seemed to end I reached the village of Les Houches exactly 11 days after i started.
Les Houches village sign
After reaching Les Houches i took the bus back to Chamonix for some well deserved rest days before returning to Sweden.
Celebrating my accomplishment with some Saucisson Savoyard and Fromage Gruyère