DAY 6, LES HOUCHES CAMPSITE
Rain hammered the tent and mean wind howled in the valley when I woke up. The choice was easy to make; no walking today. All the climbers thought the same, except these Polish brothers who were eager to start their push for the summit.
I thought to visit Chamonix but the weather was so ugly the whole day. I rested at the campsite, ate and stretched well. I called home for the first time. I had four extra days in my initial plan but to keep one after first five days of walking was a good decision; my body recovered well from the “first shock”. After that I was just flying towards the South.
DAY 5, MOEDE ANTERNE to LES HOUCHES (via Servoz)
Ascent: 279 m
Descent: 1252 m
Distance: 20 km
Time on trail: 7:20 – 12:30
I decided finally to skip the ascent of Le Brevent and make a more comfortable detour down to the Chamonix valley. I felt relieved with the decision.
At Les Houches campsite under the watching eye of Mont Blanc. The campsite was full of climbers, most from Poland, getting ready for climbing the Mont Blanc. I really loved the heroic climbing vibes.
The weather turned much worse in the evening and dark heavy clouds crept into the valley Chamonix. The forecast for the next day wasn’t promising either. Perhaps would be a good idea to keep a rest day as my knees were worryingly sore after so much sliding in the snow. The end of the first stage (out 0f six).