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Anyone out there who has done the Tour du Mont Blanc?
I've booked huts along the way and rather than take even a light sleeping bag I'm thinking of just taking a flannel sheet. Do the huts provide blankets?

(The Lonely Planet forum is "under construction", so I thought I'd try here.
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We did the Tour du Mont Blanc, but it was ten years ago.  All you need is a sleeping bag liner or hostel sheet. They provide blankets and pillows.
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I'm going July 1st. Do you need to have reservations for the huts at that time of year?
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I have a friend who is a VERY VERY experienced backpacker. he has been everywhere in the world from tasmania to south africa. Anyway, he told me that was one of the best in the world, and he is the type of person who has seen everything. have fun.
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Do you know how many days he did it in? I'm trying to fit in the tmb with an ascent of mont blanc all in about 18 days.
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These are our pictures/trip notes from our trip (over ten years ago):

TMB 2003

We went early July and we did not book huts before our trip. We only ran into problems on the weekends when many locals were also out. We did call ahead a few days to reserve huts and it was only two of us.  However, I have read that the TMB is much more popular now, so I'm not sure about booking ahead of time currently (will also depend on your group size).  At they very least, you can call ahead when you get there (definitely be aware of weekends - sometimes it's easy to lose track on vacation!). We used the TMB guide from Cicerone Press and it was useful in providing transportation and alternate lodging if needed.

We did the TMB in ten days.  I would think 18 would be enough for the TMB and a climb. Enjoy your trip!
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Thanks. What beautiful pics.
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