6.Chamonix, Montenvers, Mer de Glace, Plan de l'Aiguille. A linear walk in the French Alps

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We took the train from Chamonix  up to Montenvers.

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The train approaching the terminus at Montenvers

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The Mer de Glace, glacier at Montenvers, covered in stone

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The Mer de Glace

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The Mer de Glace

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There is an exhibition of rock crystal, worth a look

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Followed path up to signal point and got great views of glacier.

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Looking back down at Chamonix

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An excellent path back to plan de midi with views of Mnt Blanc in front of us all the time.

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The path is mostly level, contouring across the hillside

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A short but steep descent to a lower path

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Heading for Plan de l'Aiguille

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Then up to the mid station Plan de l'Aiguille, where we decided to go up in the gondola to the top of the Aiguille du Midi.

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Many rock climbers on the pinnacles of the Aiguille du Midi

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Excellent views of the glaciers

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Plenty of information boards

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Back in Chamonix after an excellent day out

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