GR5/GR55 - The Northern Alps (Lake Geneva to Briançon) October 21st 2009 Welcome to the penultimate entry in my trek across Europe. This blog describes the route my friend Billy and I took through the Northern Alps from Lake Geneva (or Lac Léman) to Briançon in a little over two weeks, a journey which almost certainly is the hardest but one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. If at times I descend into hyperbole or exaggeration then please forgive me for t ... read more
Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Mont Blanc Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
This summer I will be walking most of the E2 trail, which goes from the North coast of Holland through to Nice on the south coast of France - all 1500 miles of it. Occassionally, I will be posting some blogs to let people know what I'm up to (mostly walking, eating and sleeping I suspect) and how I'm getting on.
I'm also trying to raise shed loads of cash for charity, so for more info visit www.justgiving.com/matthewmellor ... full info