7.Chamonix, Le Prarion, Col de Voza, Bellevue , Le Nid d'Aigle

2019:07:06

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At the top of Le Prarion Gondola ready to start walking
At the top of Le Prarion Gondola ready to start walking

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Orchids in the alpine meadows
Orchids in the alpine meadows

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Plenty of sign posts to select a route
Plenty of sign posts to select a route

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Stunning views
Stunning views

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Walking through flower meadows
Walking through flower meadows

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Orchids
Orchids

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Lupins
Lupins

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Succulents
Succulents

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Campanula
Campanula

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Arnica
Arnica

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Orchids
Orchids

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White Thalictrum
White Thalictrum

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Orchid
Orchid

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Scabious
Scabious

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Numerous insects
Numerous insects

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Orchids abound
Orchids abound

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And a lilly
And a lilly

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Wild alpine rose
Wild alpine rose

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The mountain railway
The mountain railway

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We take the train from Bellevue to the top
We take the train from Bellevue to the top

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And that is a view of the return route close to the edge of the glacier
And that is a view of the return route close to the edge of the glacier

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The path from the top station over to the glacier
The path from the top station over to the glacier

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Blue gentians beside the path
Blue gentians beside the path

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A mountain goat
A mountain goat

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Dramatic views of the glacier
Dramatic views of the glacier

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In places the glacier is covered with stone, but the crevases show the ice below
In places the glacier is covered with stone, but the crevases show the ice below

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The path down, steep in places
The path down, steep in places

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You can see the path to the right of the lateral morraine.
You can see the path to the right of the lateral morraine.

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The descent here is very steep
The descent here is very steep

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Holes in the ice
Holes in the ice

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On the steep section of path
On the steep section of path

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A steel ladder on the descent
A steel ladder on the descent

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Path can be narrow with steep drops
Path can be narrow with steep drops

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The path has just come down that cliff
The path has just come down that cliff

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Down at the bottom of the steep descent a sign suggests the path is too dangerous - no signs at the top!
Down at the bottom of the steep descent a sign suggests the path is too dangerous - no signs at the top!

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Still many flowers beside the path
Still many flowers beside the path

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The path ascends gently back up to the station where we caught the train - where we head for the gondola to go back down to Chamonix.
The path ascends gently back up to the station where we caught the train - where we head for the gondola to go back down to Chamonix.

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