Tour du Mont Blanc
ElevationAscent: 31,302' 9,541 m
Descent: -31,300' -9,540 m
High: 8,291' 2,527 m
Low: 3,225' 983 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 73% (36°)
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“One of the most renowned runs in the Alps.”— Kristen Arendt
Features Commonly Backpacked · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
However, you tackle the loop, it will be a challenge with a total elevation gain and loss of around 32,000 feet. All along the way, you'll be treated to outstanding views of Mont Blanc, one of the most impressive mountains in the Alps (and arguably) in the world.
And as impressive as the Alps and Mont Blanc are, that isn't all you get to see—the route is peppered with alpine meadows and lakes, historic sites, wildlife, wildflowers, and charming towns and villages. You'll navigate through France, Italy, and Switzerland--be sure to stop off and enjoy some of the local food and beverages along the route as well.
Check out REI's travel guide for recommendations on how to run the TMB and what sights you won't want to miss!
For some suggestions on itineraries, current weather, booking information, guides, and other information, check out the TMB General Information.
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