Who and where • John Flotken of St. Louis hiking the French Alps.
The trip • He hiked the Tour du Mont Blanc, a 10-day loop through the French Alps, Italian Alps and Swiss Alps. He hiked about 10 miles every day with elevation changes of around a mile every day. Accommodations were in hostels mostly fairly isolated and quite basic.
Travel tip • Accommodations are restricted, so reservations need to be made up to one year in advance. Significant conditioning is suggested.
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