Monday, March 21, 2011

Men's Journal May 2011 issue to feature our Tour du Mont Blanc hike

Men's Journal reached out to see if I would help them with an article: Real Guys, Great Adventures, with our Tour du Mont Blanc trek of this past summer selected as one of the adventures. They found me through the this blog's 2005 and 2010  posts about our adventures on the Tour du Mont Blanc. I said sure. Multiple phone conversations, emails, and fact checks later the one page article will be in the May issue of Men's Journal, on newsstands  April 15.

Need info and tips on the Tour? Have your own experiences on the Tour? Feel free to comment here

Climbing past Refuge Bertone- Courmayeur Italy

Long Day Ahead: Val D'Aprette, Switzerland

Col des Fours- Above Ville des Glaciers, France


Unknown said...

Hi Sam
I know I have already posted this but I will post it again just encase you didn't see it the first time!!

I'm just wondering what were the dates you did the Tour? I did it solo the first 2 weeks in July 2010 and I think I remember seeing you on a couple of different occasions during my trip!
It was a great trip that I would highly recommend to anyone, you can make it a little bit easier by using the huts or do like I did and camp which was a little harder due to the extra weight but it was well worth it! But I did stay in Refugio Elena one night due to bad weather and because I needed a break from my tent!
Here's a few photos from my trip if you are interested in having a look to bring back some nice memories!!
Nice blog, I have only just discovered it today.
All the best
Paul from Ireland!/album.php?aid=32130&id=1669783945!/album.php?aid=32132&id=1669783945!/album.php?aid=32495&id=1669783945

Unknown said...

Just to correct my dates as to when I did the Tour. I started it the last week of June and took 9 days to complete and then I stayed in Chamonix for a few days afterwards!!

Sam Winebaum said...

Hi Paul, Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing the photos. Yes indeed we remember you well. The only true hard core we saw! Your pictures are amazing. If you had the time and wanted to I would be thrilled to post a trip report and how to ultralight backpack the Tour. We are coming back. Most likely Walker's Haute Route this summer.