We’ve enjoyed our share of spectacular mountain scenery in Switzerland during visits to Mürren and Zermatt. These are not-to-be-missed attractions during any Alps tour. That said, our journey to the top of the Aiguille du Midi via cable car at 3,842 meters (12,604 feet) on the Mont Blanc massif left us breathless.
This vantage point allows visitors to see across the Alps in all directions. The scenery in the immediate vicinity is wild. Note, the little ants you see at the bottom of this photo? Those are brave people crossing the snow for various crazy adventures.
Even just watching the climbers scale the rocks close to the cable car gave me butterflies.
The up close views of the glaciers on Mont Blanc are unbelievable. Global warming or no global warming, the ice is flowing!
For information on visiting Chamonix and Mont Blanc, the Chamonix tourist site has quite a bit of good information. Stay tuned for our review of Les Granges d’En Haut, a fantastic Chamonix home-base for families and part of the Portico Collection in France.
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