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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »
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 …Read more »
We were holidaying in the French Alp town of Chamonix and our apartment was located on the main strip of Rue Du Docteur Paccard above retail store, it was the perfect spot as across from us was a little patisserie called Richard. I could count 6 steps from our apartment to the shopfront window, I do …Read more »
Leaving Chamonix and heading to Paris was an adventure in itself and despite a delayed train the journey seemed to work out to our favour.
I pre-booked the first train from St Gervais to Paris through the French website of SNCF . On the rather useful The Man in Seat 61 website I learnt that …Read more »
Our first day in the French ski village of Chamonix we were itching to venture up into the mountains but before we could hop into a cable car we had to go about arranging the needful. It was a rather expensive morning indeed involving purchasing a ski pass, hiring equipment, buying some mountain clothes and …Read more »
‘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 …Read more »