getting closest to Mont-Blanc from Aiguille du Midi 3842m, Chamonix
Some time ago I have posted about the challenging & interesting hike we did, at least challenging for us girls, that was our Day 1. After hiking for 4 hours, I got tired legs the following day and luckily the activities for Day 2 was not difficult, the program was to go up to Aiguille du Midi 3842m. Since we were going above 3500m, we had to walk slowly to avoid altitude sickness.
To start we took the Aiguille du Midi cable car which leaves from the centre of Chamonix. It is a journey of two stages. The first brings visitors to the Plan de l’Aiguille (2300m). The second stage traverses Les Pelerins glacier before rising up the North Face.
2nd stage traverses Les Pelerins glacier before rising up the North Face
That day we saw many groups of climbers on their way this face towards the summit of the Aiguille.
From the top station (3842m) the view of the Alps is magnificent. The top station has several terraces where visitors can take in the spectacular views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps. On a clear day it is possible to see the Matterhorn, Monta Rosa and the Grand Combin.
An elevator inside the rock rises the final 42m to the top terrace at 3842m. This is the closest you can get to the Mont Blanc without climbing!
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