Guessing these meals are the offerings at the huts? Some certainly sound better than others! Doing some hut to hut action is on my agenda for next year.
Yep, evening meals generally included in hut cost, everyone sits down at once and has the same. Some are very communal - big plates of pasta and help yourself. Lunches have been at other refuges that we've passed en route.
So what's all the weight in your bag then?!
Good question! Luxury items of Kindle and sketch pad plus enough clothes to be unsmelly in the huts. Proper waterproofs rather than MM level minimalism. Started off with a lot of snack food as well, which ended up lasting the whole trip.
Nice. I've been eyeing up something like this for a while. How was the temperature at this time of year?
Looks like a brilliant little trip. Definitely on my bucket list after spending a few weeks in Courmayeur last year
We had baking temps (over 25 degrees I think) all our five days, I was concerned about heat stroke at times. But today has been wet and storms. Not too cold in the valley though. Snow was not too much of an issue but think this time or year is a bit touch and go. This time last year there was still lots.
Maybe the week after UTMB, bit cooler and more snow gone (I think that's when Rhys, the Littles and Wil went around). Could just turn in to a massive litter pick mind.
It's a great trip round. We started out with full camping gear and bailed on this after 2 days to go light after Champex (we went the other way round to you), and enjoyed it much more in huts and on the Grappa! Maison Vielle was a favourite of mine. - Horses, Dogs, Ponies, Kittens running amok.
Weather generally good first 3 days then cloudy and a bit damp but bearable for the rest.
Highly recommended trip. Great hiking plus grappa in the refuges in the evening. We did it in the last week of the season basically, which meant we could just turn up at the huts without a booking. Don't get pissed on cans of maximator at the end like Wil Spain