The tour de Mont Blanc (TMB) is one of the iconic walks of the world. It is beautiful and testing at the same time.
It will take you more than 170km and over 10,000m of elevation which can be relatively comfortably done in 9- 10 days equalling around 20km or 6 hours of walking and 1000m of elevation each day.
Be prepared for the TMB by walking regularly and try to do walks that include positive elevation in it. Be regular and consistent to build endurance.
The main issues you will probably encounter on the TMB are not much to do with the difficulty of the route as there is no hands on rock climbing or glacial traverses (unless you do the Haute route). Instead you will mostly encounter wear and tear on your body such as blisters, sores and muscle fatigue. Make sure you are free of injury before you attend this trip; spend at least a month on a low sugar diet and stay well hydrated.
The TMB is not a high-altitude route so you are unlikely to suffer from altitude sickness but you will be carrying your pack with you which will include a tent, sleeping bag and food for the duration of the walk. Train with a pack weighing 12-15kgs to make sure you can carry the kit on your journey and get a pack that is itself light but comfortable.
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