In 2007 we followed the GR5 trail from the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland through
the High Alps to the French Riviera at Menton. In early July we encountered snow, ice and gales in the
Northern Alps whilst 2 weeks later we roasted in blue sky drought in the Southern Alps. A walking friend,
Pete Bennett, joined us for the whole walk. For the last 2+ weeks a further 7 friends also accompanied us
for some of the time.
The Progress panel takes you to details about the route and accommodation as well as Pete's blog
The Photos panel links you to a selection of photos week by week
The Useful Links panel takes you to background information about the GR5/GR52 and walking in France
The Messages panel links you to some of the messages of support sent before we set off
Click here for information about our charities
... and finally ... click here for a summary about the GR5 / GR52 trails.
The photo at the head of our Alps pages is an early morning view of the Mont Blanc Massif
These pages and their links were completed in January 2008 and have not been updated since