Category Archives: Chamonix

An Unexpected Day in St. Gervais-Le Fayet, France

Off the train in St. Gervais-Le Fayet, the Tourist Office was closed (always on Sunday) and we can’t figure out how to use the storage lockers in the station. How much does it cost? Where can we get change? Does

The 2009 Chamonix Marathon, June 28, 2009, France

Today was not an ordinary day since we had to get up very early to watch the Chamonix marathon start at 7:00 a.m. in the Place du Triangle de l’Amitie. The excitement was palpable and my heart was pounding in

A 10k, Cross Country and Les Grands Montets, Chamonix, France

Eating breakfast on a partially cloudy day, we could see runners on the other side of the L’Arve River heading for the starting point of the cross-country at 8:30 a.m., and then the 10km at 9:00 a.m., both beginning at

The Chamonix 2009 Marathon, Cross Country and 10k Races

The Chamonix 2009 Cross Country and 10k Races (along with smaller distances for children) were going to be held Saturday, June 27 and the Marathon on Sunday, June 28, the day we were leaving for Annecy, France. I saw the

Hike A Section of the Chamonix Marathon Route in Vallorcine, France

Cloudy this morning with unsettled weather scheduled for today. An early breakfast to make the 9:17 a.m. train to Vallorcine. Rushing to the train station, the departure board showed retard, a word I’m all too familiar with that means “late.”

Rock Climb or Relax in Chamonix, France

Instead of hiking today, we decided to just put on running shoes and take leisurely walk through Chamonix and the valley. I’m having a terrible time sleeping at night since it is light past 10:00 p.m. with sunrise around 5:00