Editor: What kind of experience does a trip to Europe make? This July, look through exquisite travel notes brought back by our Chinese team after Mont Blanc trek, and you'll find that European trekking can still be played like this...
When it comes to mountains in Europe, many people think of Alps first. But when it comes to Mont Blanc, name is unfamiliar to me. In fact, Mont Blanc has a lot of backstory. It's highest peak in Alps, hahaha...
Mont Blanc (French: Montblanc, Italian: Monte Blanco, meaning white mountain), also translated as: Mont Blanc, is highest peak in Alps, with a height of 4810 meters.
The Loop of Mont Blanc, French Le Tour du Mont Blanc, called TMB.
This route is unanimously recognized as a world-class hiking trail by climbing enthusiasts and is also ranked among top 10 hiking trails in world by National Geographic.
Due to the high latitude of Europe's geographic location, you can see magnificent snow-capped mountains at relatively low altitudes, unlike my Great Heavenly Dynasty, which can only see meager residual snow in summer from 5000, and it must withstand high reflection risks.
▲TMB (the red line in picture above, including branch line) is located on border of France, Italy and Switzerland. The whole journey is about 166 km and usually takes 7-10 days.
The picture above shows two small towns with yellow hearts. On left is small town of Chamonix in France, which is commonly used as a starting point; on right is small town of Courmayeur in Italy, which is commonly used as a starting point. used as an important supply point in middle.
In spirit of adventure, if you don't work hard, you won't fall,
Mr. Old Ghost used his entire annual vacation this year to take me on a trip around Mont Blanc!
Remembering this trip, I remember most of all...
▲Board a French Alpine train and meet a beautiful female conductor.
▲Walk through mountains and lakes and become part of landscape.
▲Stepping on snow under scorching sun in July, I don't feel a trace of cold~
▲Travel TMB's exclusive secret road and see extraordinary scenery
(The little red puddle in picture looks like a pool of blood, but is actually color of algae containing chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b, carotene and lutein)
▲Living in an alpine hut...
▲Visiting a small town with Italian Alpine style is like being on a postcard
▲Dive into world of flowers every day, there are so many types of flowers that even a small corner becomes colorful
Close contact with marmots, blue sheep, white horses, cows, alpacas and other animals;
This is also first scene of commercial milk production in French Alpine pastures - a large group of cows lined up to enter milking machine, and I heard that there is a raw milk plant nearby.
▲Climb to top of Mount Sheriff, which looks like a bull's back - an excellent observation deck with a panoramic view of Alps.
▲Dancing among white flowers, arms outstretched to embrace scent of green grass.
▲Meet many mountain climbers, cross-country runners, mountain bikers and other amateurs ranging in age from a few years old to over 80 years old, all warmly greeted each other with Bonjour.
Of course, most memorable thing is meeting interesting friends!
1. Vivian, known as Viv for short, is a beauty from Shandong, Shanghai. She chose TMB for her first long hike and walked all way, which is very admirable;
2. Sister Yangjie, Guangzhou, retired, often walks, very cute;
3. The recruit, Hangzhou Qianglu, is a real strong donkey. He is 60+ years old. He has a lot of muscles and is very energetic. He is only teammate who insists on warming up in morning and stretching at night;
4. Sailor, he also looks like a strong donkey, at least like an old donkey, but he also walks for first time, ha ha ...
5. Jolly, a beauty from Shanghai, full of energy and strength;
6. Irene, beauty from Shanghai, first long trip, like Viv, but going all way seems to be easy;
7. Brother Paul Ming, a handsome guy from Macau, a man with a lot of stories. ), I love taking pictures, I love taking pictures, I love taking pictures;
8, 9, Dousha and Jerry CP, Shenzhen Qianglu CP, I heard that I've traveled to five continents of world on camping trips and it's an enviable experience;
10, 11, Piaoxue and Xinxin CP, Hunan Chenzhou Qianglu CP, ran a full marathon in 3:30+ and did many difficult routes in China like Wusun reload etc. They still have to go after TMB Spanish pilgrimage route, I just want to say why so many holidays? !
On 11th and 12th, sister Wendy and brother Zhenyu CP, Kunming Construction Industry Condor Heroes, brother Zhenyu's undergraduate and graduate majors are exactly same as mine, but he is from Tongji, I... (I cry); strong There is no doubt about it, Miss Wendy's toned body speaks for itself and she even runs a marathon...
13, 14 Guo and old CP ghost, fruit is me, old ghost is a fat man who likes to climb mountains;
15. Ma Xiaoxue, a Chinese-French guide, has lived in France for almost 8 years and speaks French at 666666666. She cares about everyone's daily life and food;
16. Jung, a French guide, explores exclusive routes every day and brings us new surprises every day.
17. While walking around China, Xingchao's boss, who is called Zhuotou, witnessed teasing a group of Washington aunts, and then hurriedly turned into an international god who can fall asleep immediately as long as he closes his eyes;
The above characters show that we are a strong team, hahaha...
▲To enable us to see more beautiful scenery, French guide Yang studied next day's itinerary every evening at sunset.
Since ancient times, dividing line has been a key point
Chamonis Assembly Day, we're coming!
Today is assembly day.
Place of collection: Chamonix, France
Main activities: shopping, shopping, eating and more food! !
Chamonix is world famous for being located at foot of Mont Blanc, highest peak in European Alps.
In 1924, first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix.
Chamonix is the birthplace of outdoor industry (how it became birthplace of outdoor industry is told to us by our French guide and will be mentioned later), and at same time, many outdoor projects have been realized here. with its unique natural environments including skiing, mountain biking, paragliding, snow climbing, hiking, etc.
Here, pedestrians in streets and alleys are dressed in professional outdoor sports attire, either going to play outdoor sports or returning from outdoor sports.
▲Streets of Chamonix
In city of Chamonix there is one of most important shopping streets with a total length of several hundred meters. In addition to malls, supermarkets, pharmacies and restaurants on both sides of street, almost all of them are street shops.
The day we arrived coincided with an outdoor climbing festival in small town of Chamonix. There were teams that held events, promoted outdoor products, showed outdoor videos, shared mountaineering experiences, etc. In addition, there were many mountaineering shops in city. there were discounts. The street is very busy.
▲Arc'teryx-sponsored outdoor climbing festival held in small town of Chamonix
On night of departure, we and old ghost and I had to work overtime, so we hurried home and rushed to airport with our bags on our backs. In ten hours we drove from Guangzhou to Doha, from Doha to Geneva, and then from Geneva to Chamonix, and temperature dropped from 30+℃ to 10+℃ at same time.
When I was collecting luggage, I categorically said that it would not be cold. They are all in northern hemisphere, and latitude is not particularly high. Summer in Chamonix is not too cold. said this to old ghost to emphasize. In end, I was wrong: there was still a lot of snow on hill near town of Chamonix, and river in center of city was seething with icy melted glacial water. Combined with fatigue from constant running around, my body trembled a bit.
Our Chinese-French guide Ma Xiaoxue said, "It's been raining for a week now, and tomorrow and day after will be fine and not so cold!"
I thought to myself: this is just an opportunity, and cold work must be done well!
I actually took down, fleece and jacket, but after putting on fleece and jacket, I was still very cold, I subconsciously thought that if weather continued to deteriorate, I would die of cold! Remembering scene when I climbed snow-capped mountains so cold that my arms and legs were numb, I shouted in my soul: "Buy, buy, buy! Buy, buy, buy!"
I can do whatever I want for jacket, I can do whatever I want for down jacket, I can do whatever I want to keep warm... and trekking poles. We don't need trekking poles, but we didn't expect flying to consume a lot of our energy, so we had to buy a pair of trekking poles for self defense. So, during few hours we were in small town of Chamonix, we spent a lot of time visiting outdoor shops and finally bought jackets, down jackets, jackets, pants, trekking poles, etc.
The history of Chamonix-Maimaimai is probably like this!
I didn't expect this trip to start with shopping.
▲A fellow sailor kissed a handsome man while shopping.
▲The melting water of glacier brought coolness, and on top of hill in distance lay snow hidden in clouds.
▲Baihuahua sauce can be chewed directly, chewed directly, chewed directly~
▲The Mercure hotel in a small town has an artistic atmosphere.
▲The hotels we stayed in were also unique
Day 1: Chamonix - Trient (Flower Sea World)
Route: Chamonix - Monroc-Trian
Starting point: Hotel Montana in Chamonix
Distance: 17.3 km (2.3 km by mountain train, 15 km on foot)
Cumulative climb: 1500 meters
Total descent: 1400 meters
Time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 2206 meters
Accommodation: Trient Alpine Chalet Auberge Mont Blanc
Today is our first day of hiking. We'll start at Montana Hotel in Chamonix, France, take a few minutes on a small mountain train to Montroc, and then we'll officially start our hikes. On this day we will cross Col de Balme between France and Switzerland to small town of Trient in Switzerland.
The red line D1 in picture above is today's route.
As for weather, just look at picture below:
The weather on first day was heavy fog + light rain + cold.
On this day, we got up at seven o'clock, packed up things after breakfast - put away unnecessary things on Huanbo Road and put them in hotel, folded toiletries, clothes, etc. And important things in a small bag to carry, because this is a complex operation, so we dragged on for a long time.
There was also a very embarrassing moment that happened during this period, i.e. I actually forgot to bring a bag with all my underwear and socks in it! !
I can't believe some people are horrified at their own stupidity! !
Do I have to wear these clothes for rest of trip? ! !
What is experience of wearing only one set of underwear and one pair of socks for seven days? !
Combined with jet lag and lack of sleep, my head was about to explode. Fortunately, at this time, Zhutou extended a warm hand and gave me a pair of socks to dispel some emotions.
I remember it was already ten o'clock, and suddenly conductor shouted nervously: train is about to be late~
Then he took us to station. I thought train station was far, far away, but it was right behind our hotel and could be reached in just three minutes.
▲ The comrades hurried into compartment, and small Alpine train was packed with us~
A few minutes later, a small alpine train took us to a place called Montroc, halfway up mountain. French guide Jung gave a simple course on use of trekking poles and trek officially began.
The entrance to mountain is behind small red train in picture above, where it looks like a dense forest.
I heard that scenery in Huangbo changes every day for 7 days. I don't think today is a jungle crossing, right?
As a result, as soon as we entered the forest and climbed a small slope, a small wooden house and rows of wood carvings appeared before our eyes.
Young said that these majestic wooden carvings have no historical significance,
This is just carved by wood carving enthusiasts,
I thought to myself: there are too many folk artists in France~
▲The young man who stops to teach us anytime, anywhere when he sees something new.
At first, I was not quite used to this method, I thought that guide simply points way, but I did not expect that it would be a living encyclopedia of nature, history and geography!
Besides, guides in France are very professional + serious and responsible. Obtaining a guide certificate requires not only a professional exam, but also practice / internship, and as a team guide, if one of us gets injured, be involved in lawsuits and may end up in jail.
Therefore, at beginning of trip, Young repeatedly emphasized issue of safety: during walk, no member of team was allowed to go beyond his field of vision.
▲This kind of word is called Ancolie, which is a French name that is very similar to Uncle Lee. They are Aquilegia viridiflora in English and Aquilegia viridiflora in Chinese.
This type of flower is deep blue-purple or red-pink-white, etc. Young said that deep blue-purple Ancoli is unique to Alps.
From point of view of Chinese medicine, this is a kind of Chinese medicine:
"Chinese herbal medicine commonly used in Tibet": removes blood stasis, stops bleeding, relieves pain. With stillbirth, uterine bleeding.
"Selected Chinese herbs from Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia and the Qing Dynasty": improve blood circulation, prevent congestion, relieve pain and stop bleeding. Treatment of bruises, removal of foreign bodies, traumatic bleeding.
When I was resting next to hut, I went to back of house to take off stormtrooper pants and saw strawberries all over ground, and then I ran back and told my friends that some of them were picking them and ate them straight. For safety reasons, I asked if Youngng's wild strawberries are edible, he said, "It is not recommended to eat directly, because there are foxes or other wild animals here, they are probably pissing on grass, and then strawberries will be infected. But if you wash and eat~"
▲English: Wiesenblumen, French: fleurs des champs; but a kind of flower that cannot be found in Chinese, and a butterfly that suddenly appears in rain and fog.
Meet a group of mountain bikers.
Walking forward today in rain and fog, everyone was watching closely, otherwise people would disappear after turning the corner.
While walking, I suddenly saw a group of people waving sticks in fog. At first glance, I was really shocked, as if someone was doing it.
After a while, they put sticks on ground and swayed from side to side. Some people's movements were like they were holding a ball and their hands in clouds in tai chi. Upon close observation, woman in red who led team really didn't understand what she was doing.
This is a weird workout and I want to go home and dance with a stick to see what muscles are working.
It will be our lunch time soon, but it won't be fast because we won't be hiking until 10:30 that day. This lunch was prepared for us by our guide, including baguettes, shredded carrots, cheese, ham, raisins, nuts, etc. Before I came here, I thought lunch was a bottle of milk, an apple, and a piece of bread, because that it was so in group of long hikes in which I participated before, and even more, it was a bottle of mineral water. water and a piece of bread.
That's why I'm giving this dinner a 99! ! At least variety of styles and food are well matched, but meat is not enough~
After meal, have potato chips for dessert
What? Potato chips for dessert? What is this way of eating...
(By way, look at clothes, it's very cold today)
We dined on grass and watched people come and go.
▲Adults and cute kids go for a walk together, take shelter near dining room.
▲ Groundhogs are infected.
After two groundhogs found us, one of them quickly ran back to hole, while other got up and let out a sharp and loud cry, probably to inform surrounding comrades that this was really good teamwork.
▲An old ghost on web
▲Small rhododendrons in mountains
▲This groundhog's hole is exactly same as one in coloring books I read when I was a kid.
After lunch, stop and go, friends took pictures and unknowingly came to Balme pass, which is junction of France and Switzerland. The guide said that metal object with three prongs in picture above is used to mark national border, so this photo was taken with one foot in Switzerland and other in France, haha.
Three passes on Huangbo Road not to be missed:
Col de Balme between France and Switzerland;
Grand Col Ferret, Feili Pass between Switzerland and Italy
Col de la Seigne
▲Group photo at Franco-Swiss border.
After crossing Col de Balm, Jung told us that beyond clouds and fog there was a Swiss town called Trient. Inside there is a pink chapel, very beautiful. Tonight we will live near chapel.
But so far I've only seen winding road down mountain, not town.
It was already 4:30 pm and weather was showing signs of improvement.
▲A small town in distance is gradually opening up, and there are still two hours before descent from mountain~
The path from meadow into forest is usually first step down mountain.
The sun rustled in dense forest.
The city is getting closer and closer to us.
▲ On way down mountain I met rare Lily Ono Lis martagon (French) and Lilium martagon (English).
European Chinese lily, also known as turban lily, is a perennial plant of genus Liliaceae, mainly distributed in Europe, Mongolia, North Korea, Siberia, Scandinavia and other places.
European lily often grows with herbaceous deciduous plants or coniferous forests, in shade of hillsides or under forest shrubs, at an altitude of 200-2500 meters. It likes semi-shady and cool environments, often growing in limestone rock and soil. Only in mountainous areas will European lilies grow in meadows and fields above montane forests and will often grow together with other tall herbaceous plants. Plants in this environment find it difficult to grow in moderation, but European lilies and other plants can live together.
The path from grass to forest is usually first step down mountain,
A walk from jungle to stream is usually second step down mountain.
Crossing stream, we entered a sea of flowers, and city was right in front of us.
The first day of campaign is coming to an end, victory, shout~
▲TMB sign in the town of Trian.
▲The hotel where we stayed.
Before checking into hotel, I also met a group of middle-aged Chinese men and women from Washington, USA. They held hands and became friends~
▲Flowers and plants float in pumpkin soup for dinner.
▲Small pink church.
▲Nine beauties in a shop of ten people.
The first day of hike is finally over.
Although intensity is not strong, but I feel very tired, because at first I sat on plane for more than ten hours, and then I caught a little cold, and then because of jet lag, I woke up at three in morning. hours last night, I hope I can sleep well tonight~
Let's see what your teammates say:
▲The recorder made a clerical error and actually started walking from Chamonix, France
Day 2: Trient - La Fuli (Alpine lake)
Itinerary: Trient - mountain lake - La Fouli
Starting point: Trient Alpine Chalet Auberge Mont Blanc
Distance: 36.6 km (16.6 km by car, 16 km by foot)
Cumulative climb: 1000 meters
Total descent: 1000 meters
Time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 2055 meters
Accommodation: La Fouly Alpine Chalet Auberge Maya-Joie
Today is second day of our hike. We will start from small town of Trient in Switzerland, take a short car to hiking site, then drive over N mountains to reach an alpine lake, and finally take a car from an alpine lake to La Fouly Accommodation in town.
Today's journey starts from first pink heart in picture above to second, that is, to D2 section of red line.
Last night was another restless night. I woke up suddenly in middle of night for three days. I was fully conscious and could not sleep.
I had to lie with my eyes closed until five o'clock, when I got up and saw a small sunlit golden mountain outside window through a small skylight on roof, I immediately got up and ran out with a camera.
▲Top of mountain at five o'clock in morning
▲In alpine hut we live in, my bed is right under a small window on roof.
We left shelter today because Jung said weather would be fine today and sun could be very bright at noon.
Actually, I don't believe it in my heart, because temperature is still quite low in morning, and if I believe it, it turns out that my shopping behavior in Chamonix two days ago to keep warm is a bit sloppy , hm~< /p>
Leaving shelter, we sat in car for a while, skipped a section of road and climbed right into a World War II bunker.
Jung told us history of bunker, saying that it was used by Allies to fight German army, and that bunker was built in a cave and filled with rocks on outside. From outside it is not visible at all that this is a military base, and I thought that this was an ordinary hill. This is probably creativity caused by troubled times.
Then we went to the forest, I heard that today we will climb some mountains, let's go~
▲ Do you think you are in Yunnan in this photo?
▲By road in the sun stands a plant with bright flowers.
▲I forgot how long I walked, Yang suddenly announced that he stopped to rest, old ghost immediately lay down under tree to rest, old ghost is online again~
▲Piaoxue's sister also sat down to rest
We were looking at green hills and black colors on grass, and another group of people were resting nearby, we thought it was a team.
After talking for a while in past, I realized that most of them didn't know each other and came from all over world, including Hong Kong.
After a short break, we continue on our way, and in distance it is still cloudy and foggy,
There is a feeling "only in this mountain, and clouds are thick".
I still meet all sorts of flowers on road,
The old ghost said it was sometimes a bit like Shangri-La, I nodded like a drum rattle
Young introduced us to a small flower that looks like an ordinary wild chrysanthemum, but with a magnifying glass (actually a telescope) there are millions of small flowers in flower, and picture in magnifier seems blown up. small flowers Opened - so I decided to buy a telescope on Taobao when I get home and take it with me when I go out.
Walking past shelter for a long time, I got very hungry watching other people eat, but I heard that due to today's long road, place for lunch is still far away, I forgot how many times I asked this: "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?" "Can I eat?"...< /p >
The food was never eaten, so Ruth kept walking.
Wave after wave of cattle, sheep and horses passed us or we passed them.
At highest point we climbed today, we met an elderly Chinese Mister and his wife from Washington, whom we met yesterday not far from apartment. Chinese leisure industry.
As a result, wives hurriedly took pictures and left each other's contacts.
We believe this is an important moment for Hurry to go international
From now on, Zhuotou has become a "foreign fever" or international fever... (missing one recommendation image)
Walking down slope, I came to a stream,
Finally we can eat and relax la la la la~
We continue descending after lunch. I've heard that it's going to be a long, long descent today and weather is getting warmer that day, but fog is still very heavy and far view is almost invisible.
▲When I got to side of mountain, I saw two younger sisters taking care of a horse
▲Little girl teasing a horse
I was wondering if she would ride a horse and run through woods like novel says if she was a little longer,
A beam of sunlight falls on her hair, golden light shines...
A landscape on side of road, I took out a beetle and counted it - this grave is a treasure trove of geomantic omen.
(Actually, this is first time I'm learning that cross represents a grave)
Young made us a short detour to visit a small Swiss village.
Small houses, red roofs, misguided people do not frighten
This situation reminds people of Wei Rusuan's Shangri-La.
Walking down mountain, we split into a lead group, a squadron, and a tail group, among which Piaoxue, Xunxin, Sister Vivwang, Lao Gui, and I were probably a squadron.
While we were chatting and walking, we suddenly came to a lake.
Yang announced that today's outing has come to an end~
At first I thought it was an alpine lake, because it was very close to snow-capped mountains. But when I saw a lot of houses around, various shops, restaurants, cafes, etc., I thought that we were in a small town at foot of mountain.
Later, two cars were waiting for us by lake, and after half an hour driving along a mountain road to take us to our residence, I realized that this was really a mountain lake!
At same time, I was struck by lifestyle of Swiss, how many people are willing to live in mountains and build such beautiful houses - think carefully, conclusion is this: Swiss government is rich!
The most frustrating thing today is that time spent at high mountain lake is too short, it would be great if we could spend more time at lake.
I came to Farui for two days. Although I was in mountains, life of people is rich, unlike my Datian dynasty, which is mainly directly related to poverty in mountains.
I also want to praise local infrastructure. Roads are laid to almost every house in mountains, and buses reach every village. Living in mountains will not be very inconvenient!
In addition, driver's driving skills are first-class, and he does not slow down much when driving on a winding road.
One thing I noticed is that every turning radius on Panshan Highway is set relatively large, and basically 1-2 parking spaces will be expanded. It's really worth looking into and can significantly reduce crashes!
▲Arrival at hideout, dinner coming soon
Today I live in a room for four. As soon as I open window, snow-capped mountains are opposite. The scenery is beautiful, but I fell asleep early due to physical discomfort.
I heard that there are still friends who get up at night to look at stars, moon and talk about life. I admire it~
Friends spoke today:
Day 3: La Fuli - Courmayeur (beautiful scenery)
Route: La Fuli - Grand Col Ferret - Courmayeur
Starting point: La Fouly Alpine Chalet Auberge Maya-Joie
Distance: 30.9 km (15.9 km by car, 15 km by foot)
Cumulative climb: 1600 meters
Total descent: 1400 meters
Time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude: 2563 meters
Accommodation: Courmayeur Alpine Chalet Rifugio Monte Bianco
Today's journey is from second love heart to third love heart in picture above, then red line D3.
Today is third day around Mont Blanc in a clockwise direction. We will start from alpine chalet La Fouly in Switzerland, cross Grand Col Ferret pass between Switzerland and Italy, and arrive in small town of Courmayeur in Italy. It is mentioned that small town of Courmayeur is another major city besides small town of Chamonix on Juanbo Road. Today and tomorrow we will live in an alpine chalet near town of Courmayeur,
What will happen here? Stay with us...
We left early in morning. Today Jolly felt a little unwell and did not participate in campaign. I drove car straight to shelter where we arrived that night. I didn't sleep well whole night. a few days. I originally wanted to be with her, but thought about it, maybe I can insist and follow up.
A road sign at foot of mountain indicates that there will be a blue sheep on right.
Sun, shine on me~
(ps. A few days ago I was so afraid of cold, but now I know it's hot~)
I heard that flying against wind is bolder and photographing against light is more beautiful, but why is it blurry?
If you look back at road, mountainside is still in shade, and near house (unfortunately, not photographed) there are large flocks of sheep.
Sister Viv is officially online. The white snowy mountain behind Sister Viv is junction of France, Switzerland and Italy.
▲Brother Zhenyu Official Release
▲Recruit on left, head in middle, Jung on right
Everyone wants to take a picture with mountain at junction of France, Italy and Switzerland~
It's perfectly sunny today and line of sight is very, very open~
Young taught a geography lesson and students listened very carefully, except...
Today we are going on exclusive route of Yangna. As he set off, he pointed to two piles of white snow in distance and said, "We won't go down winding mountain road below, and we'll just climb over snow-covered mountain." to get to other side of mountain." Absolutely didn't expect it to be a real straight flip! I thought that if I just get to half or more than half of mountain, I will cross it, but it turned out to be a real upheaval, a real upheaval, a real upheaval ...
It's obviously a little tired, but why does it sound a little excited~
Step by step, step by step, climb up step by step~
Because today is first sunny day, everyone is busy taking pictures, some friends are walking slowly, and Yang was waiting for people behind.
Only when he sees last person will he continue walking~~
The stubbornness of French is a sense of responsibility that we don't understand.
▲Guys, breathe out
▲Walking on grass, on heap of stones, we will soon reach top~
There is a cross on top of mountain, and on cross is a photograph of a man and a dog.
The old ghost keeps asking me if this is a human or dog grave, how should I know~~
I'm learning for first time that a cross on a mountain is a grave, okay?
There are piles of rocks in front of top of mountain, and grass in back.
Jung gave us popular science Etoile des Alpes (France) - one of famous Alpine flowers, known as famous flower of Alps. This flower usually grows in Alps at over 1700 meters above sea level, and since it only grows on very few rocky surfaces, it is extremely rare.
Young also reminded us that there aren't many edelweiss elsewhere in Alps, but there are a lot of them on this hill we're walking on, and we hope we'll be careful not to trample flowers.
There are about 40 types of edelweiss, which are common in Alps of Asia and Europe.
Edelweiss is called edelweiss in China.
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
Medicinal value. Edelweiss is renowned for its unique medicinal value, cold in nature and slightly bitter in taste. It has effect of clearing heat and cooling blood, has a beneficial effect on kidneys and diuresis, is mainly used in acute and chronic nephritis, hematuria, and is effective in disappearance of proteinuria and hematuria. Folk unilaterally used to treat nephritis edema, effect is more significant.
Beauty effect. Edelweiss is now more used in beauty industry. Edelweiss is cold in nature and its essence contains rich mineralAls, which eliminate heat and cool blood, soothe, soothe, whiten, nourish and protect skin, perfectly resist skin aging. Taste. In addition, as a result of research and improvement of edelweiss ingredients in different countries, researchers found that edelweiss also has a strong detoxifying and acne-removing effect on skin.
▲Sister Wendy online.
▲Jump, jump, jump from mountain~
Going down mountain, I saw a small lake or a small puddle, calm as a mirror.
There is a small red pool of blood nearby, no, it's a small pool of water.
Red algae color water red.
▲Shanghai beauty Irene officially unveiled.
▲As you can see from picture, mountains in Alps have some distinctive features,
1. Seamless integration of snowy mountains and grassy fields;
2. The rocks and soil of some mountains contain a large amount of biotite, and mountains are fragile;
3. Stone soil is black, alkaline, rich in nutrients, contains a lot of humus and nutrients;
4. The above 3 are main reason for 1.
Going to other side of mountain, Ms. Viv took a picture of mountain where France, Italy and Switzerland meet again.
Glacial meltwater flowing into valley
At same time, rumble of ice avalanches can be heard from time to time in distance.
Pastures, a sea of flowers and snow-capped mountains are inextricably linked with each other.
▲Walking through a small snowdrift, taking pictures at right angle is like climbing a snowy mountain.
As I gradually returned to right path, I met more and more Huanbo people.
Let's jump and let mood skyrocket.
▲Place for lunch - Grass
▲An ordinary family.
▲He is about to cross Great Ferret Pass between Switzerland and Italy and arrive in Italy.
After crossing Grande-Col-Ferret, there is a long descent~
After more than an hour of walking, guide said that today we will spend night on opposite side of valley. My friends and I were shocked~~
However, in hut at bottom of mountain (lower right corner in picture above) there is a Coke, and it's interesting.
At this time, Yanyang is probing valley~
Some people applauded, and blue sheep ran as if frightened.
On other side of valley, meltwater of glacier rushes down, as if saying goodbye to winter.
▲Rear view of trigger and crew
And people who met on way down mountain counterclockwise around Mont Blanc ↓↓
A cute little kid is climbing an almost vertical grassy slope.
Little Mengwa has extraordinary powers.
A beauty who repacks and travels.
Man running cross country with hips.
Beauty Reboot #2.
About another hour later, a group of children appeared in front of me.summer camp workers, and I knew that Coca-Cola was not far from us at that time.
Coca-cola is here, but coca-cola is so expensive here, 3 euros (more than 20 yuan), and I drank a lot of bottles in last few days~ On Huangbo Road, euro is used as yuan anytime, anywhere. ~
Hide tables and chairs outside for people to enjoy.
The hideout I checked in today is called Rifugio Monte Blanco
YES~ Today's walk is over.
See what our friends are saying:
I'm sad to talk about today's summary:
On fourth day after leaving my warm home in Guangzhou, I survived 4 nights and slept less than 20 hours in total, but had already walked over 40 kilometers, climbed over 4,000 meters, and descended over 4,000 meters. than 3000 meters. In last few days my body collapsed for a while, hyperactivity, headache and discomfort for a while!
I stayed in a fourteen-person room tonight, tossing and turning to sound of snoring at 10:30pm, until I fell asleep at 11:30am.
About 12 o'clock I was awakened again by sound of snoring. At this time, sound of snoring was so loud that sky thundered~~
I'm lying on bed, my head hurts~
My heart hurts with regret!
Why would you want to use your only annual vacation of year to bully yourself in a place like this? !
What is point of hiking?
Tired physically and mentally, I just dream of a comfortable bed at moment.
Oh no, just give me a tent, I will automatically go out and set up a tent~
Rousseau "Also sprach Zarathustra" says:
"Sleep is very important. It's not a small thing. During day we are energetic, rational and awake in order to sleep well at night.
During day, you have to restrain yourself ten times, you get so tired, but this is poppy of soul.
During day, one has to reconcile ten times, because restraint in itself is painful, and without reconciliation one cannot sleep peacefully.
During day, you must find ten truths, otherwise you will continue searching at night, and your soul will be in a state of hunger.
We must laugh out loud ten times during day, otherwise stomach will give us a painful aftertaste, which spoils well at night. "
During day, I often ask myself, where are your ten limits, ten reconciliations, ten laughter and ten truths? It's like opposite of cow-chewing.
And today I have ten restrictions, ten reconciliations, ten laughter and ten truths,
But where are you my dream?
Forget it, let's get some good sleep first...
(to be continued)
Images and texts are taken from original work by Hiking China Balala Xiaoguoer
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