Thursday, February 27, 2014

France 2012 (Chamonix, Mer de Glace)

With mixed moods after having climbed Grand Paradiso, we took the decision to go in Chamonix (instead of going back to Bernina) where we had unfinished routes to do from last year. We consciously decided not to pass through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and focused south to Aosta towards the Great St Bernard Pass. There we should go in Switzerland and then in France.
Our expectations, especially mine, were rewarded- perfect roads with exceptional views and breathtaking panoramas.
And so we arrived in Chamonix.

Because of a marathon competition the camping that we were last year and  should stay at  was full and only few places were left near the fence.We had to leave the cars outside the camping and carry by hands the luggage.
The route for the next day was Mer de Glace. The idea was to walk along the way of the Montenvers Train up to the panoramic site and go down on bypass.

The route was very enjoyable but no good photos could be made as the sky was grey and hazy. Les Drus- Grandes Jorasses and a lot more known and unknown...

Link to all photos
Link to the GPS track

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