So, a couple of months to go until we set off walking the Haute Route. “We” being my girlfriend LB, and three friends.
It’s less “technical” (marginally!) than what we usually get up to given a chance to get to the mountains. I think of it as “luxury mountaineering”. In that you get to walk through mountains carrying very little gear and having meals and a bed at the end of the day. Hardly mountaineering at all!
We (that’s LB and one of the three) have done the part of the route where it shares a couple of days with the Tour of Mont Blanc. Breathtaking scenery.
I’ll be putting a few posts up about what I think is worth carrying (and what I don’t!). These posts are really meant for the people that are coming but I’ll write them in a way I hope might be interesting to others stumbling in here!
In the mean time – check out Wikipedia’s article on the Haute Route. It was a bit of a muddle so I spent a while editing it with a bit of help from our guide (writer!) on the route, Kev Reynolds.