Johanna Coleman and Jackie Senior, two Les Houches residents, are tackling the challenging Tour de Mont Blanc in September in benefit of Local Women's Aid, a charity which supports women and children who are abused in the home.
For 10 days, they will walk for more than 170 kilometres, with a height gain of 9000 metres and travelling through 3 countries: France, Switzerland and Italy. They are raising funds for Leeds Women's Aid in honour of their friend Guida Rufino, who was murdered by her partner of 4 years in January. She had contacted Leeds Women's Aid.
The Tour du Mont Blanc is Europe's most popular long-distance trek. Meandering around some of the continent's prettiest peaks, it crosses over three Alpine regions located in three different countries. Mountain refuges are dotted along the trail to offer weary walkers a well-deserved rest and a hot meal.