What happened during summer? -4- 2014/08/18 – Tickling the Mont Blanc

For the one and only completely clear day for a few weeks, while Alex was visiting in France, we decided to have a closer look at the Mont Blanc… so we went all the way to Chamonix, then queued to get some cable car tickets, and then had to wait for 3,5 hours for our cable car (so we had one of the most expensive beer ever, on a terrasse in Chamonix).

One of the most expensive beer...

One of the most expensive beer…

We eventually made it to the top of the Aiguille du Midi, 3842m. It was freezing up there, the wind was so cold!

The cable car, coming up.... 45km/h!

The cable car, coming up…. 45km/h!

We stayed up there for 3 hours and hung around in every corridor/platform/staircase… and took hundreds of pictures!

The Mont blanc, never seen that close before!

The Mont blanc, never seen that close before!

The Vallée Blanche

The Vallée Blanche

The Aiguille du midi

The Aiguille du midi

The Mont Blanc

The Mont Blanc

From the top

From the top

We tried this new thing that is the “Step in the void”, a glass cage hanging in the air on the side of the building… pretty scary… It wasn’t that easy to step in it!

The glass cabin in the void

The glass cabin in the void

And us in there!

And us in there!

Then we went down to Plan de l’aiguille and started the hike to the Mer de glace (Glacier), under the amazing chain of mountains.

The Aiguille du Midi from Plan de l'Aiguille, 2317

The Aiguille du Midi from Plan de l’Aiguille, 2317m

L'aiguille du Midi and the Mont Blanc, bye bye...

L’aiguille du Midi and the Mont Blanc, bye bye…

Under the Aiguilles Rouges

Between plan de l’aiguille and signal de forbes

Les Drus

Les Drus

La Mer de Glace

La Mer de Glace

For more pictures, like usually, follow this link here!

Here is the trip we did:

gps plan de l aiguille

 

You can get the gps track HERE.

 

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One thought on “What happened during summer? -4- 2014/08/18 – Tickling the Mont Blanc

  1. puisqu’on parlait cet après-midi du nom des aiguilles sous lesquelles vous êtes passés dans votre traversée du Plan de l’Aiguille au Signal de Forbes, on commence par l’Aiguille du Plan, du Pèlerin, de Blaitière, du Grépon, des Grands Charmoz et bien d’autres encore. Tant de terrains de jeux mythiques inaccessibles pour la plupart d’entre nous mais dont nous pouvons au moins admirer la splendeur. Notre petite balade aujourd’hui aux lacs des Tempêtes semble bien modeste mais tout de même bien belle aussi.

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