Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Really up in the French Alps

We really lucked out with the weather on this particular day. 20 odd years ago My Dad and I hiked up the first cable car stage, and took the second on up to Aguile de midi into the clouds. We got an occasional glimpse of snow through the cloud.
Today was a whole different thing, the wind was even light enough that we could take the cable car across to Italy, which I hear is not open that frequently. It is all for the views. Many climbers come up here see them on that spine ?
And there it is the Massive de Mont Blanc.
Looking across into Italy.
This is the scenic cable car ride across the Mer de Glace.
Tracey was pretty excited to be in Italy !
If you look closely you can see 4 hikers walking to the left of the crevasses.
It is difficult to express the sense of scale of this place, pictures do not do any justice !
More hikers.
This is the french side, Chamonix. What a day !!!

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