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Why do you do your trek clock-wise on the TMB?

Friday, 26th January, 2018

We run the trip in a clock-wise direction. This means that the first half of the trip is gentler and the second half – after Courmayeur – entails three tough days over big passes. It means that you acclimatise and get used to the walking in the first five days and then, after a rest-day in Courmayeur, you are much fitter and so the tougher days are less tiring. If you go in the other direction – counter clockwise – you have the three toughest days at the beginning.