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.
We took the train from Chamonix  up to Montenvers.

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The train approaching the terminus at Montenvers
The train approaching the terminus at Montenvers

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

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The Mer de Glace
The Mer de Glace

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The Mer de Glace
The Mer de Glace

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There is an exhibition of rock crystal, worth a look
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.
Followed path up to signal point and got great views of glacier.

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Looking back down at Chamonix
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.
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
The path is mostly level, contouring across the hillside

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A short but steep descent to a lower path
A short but steep descent to a lower path

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Heading for Plan de l'Aiguille
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.
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
Many rock climbers on the pinnacles of the Aiguille du Midi

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Excellent views of the glaciers
Excellent views of the glaciers

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Plenty of information boards
Plenty of information boards

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Back in Chamonix after an excellent day out
Back in Chamonix after an excellent day out

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