Category Archives: Italy

Courmayeur to the top of the Val Ferret – Ohemgee

We are on our way out, 2200 feet above this cute mountain town A closer look at Mont Blanc 3500 feet above Courmayeur This hike has just kept amazing us more And more as we climb…it has surpassed all others as the best of our trip and what glorious weather for it… Feeling small and blessed and full of joy. 1000 feet above the sheep we passed on the way up And 4500 feet above Courmayeur

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Dinners in Courmayeur, IT

Cadran Solaire – The Garin family made over the oldest tavern in Courmayeur to create a warm and inviting restaurant that has a 17th-century stone vault, old wooden floor, and huge stone fireplace. Mont Frety – our favorite!  

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In the presence of Rock Stars in the Alps

Today we stopped for a bit of lunch at the popular Rifugio Maison Vieille high above Courmayeur, IT. While we were there, four American women decked out in running attire came in and sat down in the lively, cozy interior (I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of this great place and these awesome women – here are a few I snagged off the internet of the rifugio). We had been seeing signs for The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc race to be held this week and week-end, so we went over to ask the women about the […]

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Tour du Mont Blanc

We’ve had a few questions about the TMB. The Tour du Mont Blanc is one of the world’s great hikes, with many adventure seekers tackling all or part of it and its myriad variations each year. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps at 15,781 feet. As you can see by the map, the hike goes AROUND the Mont Blanc mountain range, as opposed to scaling the height of Mont Blanc (saving those elevations for Kili next month 🙂 The Mont Blanc region of France and Italy has been alternately swapped between the two countries (and local princes) […]

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Good morning from Courmayeur, Italy

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Mark & Shauna Trieb

We’re Mark and Shauna Trieb and we live in Dallas, Texas. We are actuaries-turned-adventurers and one of the truisms that guides us is: “Life is not a dress rehearsal.” So, we’re doing our best to see, meet, try, and inspire as many places, people, experiences and adventures, as we can during our one shot at life. Read More

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