Up in the mountains

August 20th 2012katie

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

The day before the wedding, we took the cable car up the mountainside to Aiguille du Midi, near Mont Blanc. The ride up was a little hairy and my sister turned green with altitude sickness, but the views made it all worthwhile.

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

Eek – don’t look down

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

The visitor centre at the top reminds me of a Bond villain’s lair

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

Some brave mountaineers head out

While the cable car that whisks you up the mountainside is packed with around 60 people and zips along at quite an ear-popping pace, you can also take a panoramic cab at the top which holds only four and takes a leisurely hour to tour the mountain tops. The views were truly panoramic and remarkable, with the sky so clear and huge geographical features looking tiny from so high up. Only seeing the specks of mountaineers gave a sense of scale.

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

Comments (5)

  • Morag

    August 20th 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Some beautiful views – so jealous!

  • marta

    August 21st 2012 at 9:52 am

    The one with three cable cars is my favourite:) A great time to do it, so much clarity!

  • rooth

    August 22nd 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Oh my god, it looks so gorgeous in the summertime. I have ridiculous pictures from the winter – the top of that mountain is the coldest I have ever been. Let me know if you want to see my pics – it’s kind of a funny contrast

  • marga

    August 22nd 2012 at 10:04 pm

    spectacular views and very good photos you can make nice poster out of them, I wish I took as good photos as you…

  • Jessica

    September 4th 2012 at 9:55 am

    Ha, definitely a Bond lair! And stunning pics.

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