you can buy 1:25000 scale maps - and also a basic 'trails map' while you are there.
There are lots of cable cars, so my advice generally would be to plan a run where you use one of the cable cars to either climb or descend part of a run.....just be aware of the 'last cable car time'
THere are lots of refuges in the mountains where you can get some supplies.
Or of course you could just follow the Tour Du Mont Blanc....160km or so route.
Last September was perfect... Lots of great walks going up one cable car, along and then down another.
We used the cicerone mont blanc walks book we got from the library, Where else can you have a beer and a meal at the half way point on a walk high in the hills
and for a bit of fun we drove thro the tunnel to have lunch in Italy.. (it was on a day when we were too knackered to walk.. We are almost as old as FB)
Quaint? It is rather cosmopolitan, yet almost tacky in some places.
LOADS of footpaths!!!
Ummm .......... I browsed the content but obviously did not pickup on the link highlight only that you mentioned the Chamonix website for info.
must wear my specs more often.
Forget the sking, take up boarding, much more fun. Just get a splitty for the flat bits...
Echo what FB has said, so much to do, so many trails.
Another suggestion if you want a bit of rest from running take the cable car up to Midi and wander out the gate, across the Vallee Blanche to Italy and get the cable car back. If you've got no experience of that sort of thing you will need a guide and the right equipment. Leaving Midi is not for the feint hearted. You could also do a bit of ice climbing in some of the larger crevasses on the Mer de Glace if you're going in the summer. There are some very good ice climbs in the winter. If you do any rock climbing there are more routes than you could ever hope to do in several lifetimes, most of them are bolted.
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