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Chamonix

AN ADVENTURER'S PLAYGROUND

THE VALLEY AROUND CHAMONIX HAS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE MONT BLANC MASSIF & ON A TRIP TO VISIT A FRIEND, WE ASCENDED THE AIGUILLE DU MIDI (NEEDLE OF THE MID-DAY) CABLE CAR, A FEAT OF ENGINEERING MADE NO LESS IMPRESSIVE BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS BUILT IN 1924 ON TWO ROCKY OUTCROPS, RISING TO 3,842M.

WITH UNPARALLELED VIEWS OF MONT BLANC, I COULDN’T HAVE TIMED MY VISIT MORE PERFECTLY AS TWO GROUPS OF MOUNTAINEERS DESCENDED THE SUMMIT.

I CAPTURED THEIR DESCENT AND MET THEM AS THEY WALKED BACK IN SO THAT I COULD MAKE SURE THEY GOT COPIES OF THE PICTURES. AFTER ALL IT’S HARDLY EVERY DAY THAT YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER ON HAND TO COVER YOUR MOUNTAIN DESCENT!

 

CHAMONIX

AN ADVENTURER'S PLAYGROUND

THE VALLEY AROUND CHAMONIX HAS SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE MONT BLANC MASSIF & ON A TRIP TO VISIT A FRIEND, WE ASCENDED THE AIGUILLE DU MIDI (NEEDLE OF THE MID-DAY) CABLE CAR, A FEAT OF ENGINEERING MADE NO LESS IMPRESSIVE BY THE FACT THAT IT WAS BUILT IN 1924 ON TWO ROCKY OUTCROPS, RISING TO 3,842M.

WITH UNPARALLELED VIEWS OF MONT BLANC, I COULDN’T HAVE TIMED MY VISIT MORE PERFECTLY AS TWO GROUPS OF MOUNTAINEERS DESCENDED THE SUMMIT.

I CAPTURED THEIR DESCENT AND MET THEM AS THEY WALKED BACK IN SO THAT I COULD MAKE SURE THEY GOT COPIES OF THE PICTURES. AFTER ALL IT’S HARDLY EVERY DAY THAT YOU HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER ON HAND TO COVER YOUR MOUNTAIN DESCENT!