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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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