Posts Tagged with: Chamonix

Magical Morning to Montenvers, Chamonix

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on May 20th 2016 0 Comments IMG_5241

Having spent a spectacular morning yesterday 3,000 metres dizzily high in the mountains at Aguille Du Midi, and not to mention my mildly embarrassing fainting episode from altitude sickness that has been the centre of all jokes, today was a slow and relaxed kind of day. Every day I spend in Chamonix begins with the thought of …

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Photo Diary: French Alps in Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & France & Travelling Me on March 6th 2016 0 Comments French-alps-travel-blog-2

The French Alps were magical and terrifying at the same time. Fortunate for us, we were whisked up to the tops of the mountains via modern and safe cable cars/ gondolas. This post is a couple of photos I snapped in France accompanied by some mountain and climbing quotes.

Mountains are the beginning and the end …

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Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc, Chamonix

Posted in - Europe & Featured & France on September 27th 2013 0 Comments Aiguille-du-midi

Two young men, Michel-Gabriel Paccard & Jaques Balmat were the first to successfully reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1786 and ever since mountaineers strive to transcend the mountain 4,810 metres above sea level in an environment where extreme climate conditions prevail. This morning we were taking two cable cars from the French town of …

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An Australian in Chamonix – we arrive

Posted in - France & Travelling Me on February 5th 2011 3 Comments IMG_5350

‘There can be no beautiful landscape without a horizon of mountains’ – Chateaubriand 1805

Chamonix is a mountainous valley town in the Haute-Savoie region of France and our destination for a ski holiday, also my very trip to the snow. Chamonix, rich in mountain history dating back to 1741 has 108 km’s of patrolled ski and …

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