The route today was visually stunning. The descent from Col de Fours was technical and hard, but the valley below that we then ascended out of to reach the Col de la Seigne was superb. It was here at 2516m that we officially crossed into Italy.
From here we descended once more, taking in glaciers on the slopes above as we passed Refuge Soldini and then to the tranquil Lac de Combal. From here we faced a choice, climb again and maybe find a wild camp spot or get to Courmayeur late, or leave the TMB a while to go to a campsite in Val Veni. With my stomach feeling unsettled, this is what we chose.
And as we arrived to find fresh fruit for sale at the camping it may well be we made the right choice. Currently I'm sat here feeling well satisfied after melon, peaches, peppers, tomatoes and an amazing broth of vegetables, millet and lentils in a comfortable communal room. Still not sure what tomorrow holds as the downside to our choice is we are somewhat betwixt and between stages and accommodation options, so fingers crossed we work something out.
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