"I'm at the base of the glacial above Chamonix, 4 hour hike to get up here. One of my favorite spots to be" emailed Rob Apple this morning. He's having a great time ingesting more mountain life, prior to his final 100K in Italy this weekend.
According to Wikipedia, Rob's play area for the day sounds enticing:
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc or, more commonly, Chamonix is a commune in the Haute-Savoie département in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics. The commune's population of around 9,800 ranks 865th within the country of France. Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix shares the summit of Mont Blanc with its neighbouring commune of Courmayeur in Italy, and owns the title of highest commune in France. The commune is well known and loved by skiers and by mountain enthusiasts of all types. With an area of 245 km2 (95 sq mi), Chamonix is the fourth largest commune in mainland France.
I enjoy my 10 milers each morning, but Rob is in another league when it comes to trail time. Wish I had his motivation. Never met an individual who is so highly engaged in the experience.