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Mont Blanc Massif

Photos of some of the peaks of the Mont Blanc massif, as seen from the French side, views of the Chamonix valley and the Mer de Glace glacier.

Mont Blanc from the Aiguille du Midi

Mont Blanc from the Aiguille du Midi - Pisa, Italy Photo of Mont Blanc from the "Aiguille du Midi", one of the mountains in the massif, 3777 meters (12,391 feet) in height.

The Grandes Jorasses

The Grandes Jorasses - Chamonix, France The group of mountains in the Mont Blanc massif known as the Grandes Jorasses, on the French-Italian border. Its highest peak, in the center of the photo, is the Walker peak, and is 4208 meters (13,805 feet) in height. The rest of the peaks, which can be seen somewhat overlapping in the photo, are known as Whymper, Croz, Elena, Margherita and Young. The highest and steepest peak to the right of the Grandes Jorasses is the mountain known as "Dent du Géant" (Giant’s Tooth).

Descent from the Aiguille du Midi

Mountaineers and skiers descending along the ridges towards the glacier. In the background on the right, the Grandes Jorasses; on the left, the mountain known as Aiguille de Leschaux. Descent from the Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix, France

Aiguille Verte and Aiguille du Plan

Aiguille Verte and Aiguille du Plan - Chamonix, France The Aiguille Verte mountain, with a height of 4122 meters (13,523 feet), stands out above the others in the northern part of the massif, being the highest of the group. In the foreground you can see the Aiguille du Plan; on the left, below the Aiguille Verte, you can see the Aiguille du Dru.

Aiguille du Dru

Aiguille du Dru - Chamonix, France The Aiguille du Dru mountain, 3754 meters (12,316 feet) high, in the northern part of the Mont Blanc massif. To its right, the "Flammes de pierre" (Flames of Rock).

Aiguille de Leschaux

Aiguille de Leschaux - Chamonix, France On the right, the highest peak corresponds to the Walker peak of the Grandes Jorasses. On the left, in the central part of the photo is the mountain known as Aiguille de Leschaux, which is shared by Italy and France, covering the territories of Haute-Savoie and Aosta Valley.

Locomotive next to a train station in Chamonix

Locomotive next to a train station in Chamonix - Chamonix, France An old locomotive exhibited next to the train station in Chamonix which connects with Le Montenvers station, from where you can descend to the glacial valley "Mer de Glace" (Sea of Ice) in the Mont Blanc massif.

The summit of Mont Blanc

The summit of Mont Blanc - Chamonix, France Summit of the highest mountain in the massif, the actual Mont Blanc, 4809 meters (15,777 feet) high.

Northern slope of the Mer de Glace glacier

Northern slope of the Mer de Glace glacier - Chamonix, France Northern slope of the Mer de Glace glacier

The Ice Cave in the Mer de Glace

The Ice Cave in the Mer de Glace - Chamonix, France Interior view of the ice cave located in the "Mer de Glace" glacial valley of the massif.

Corridor of the Ice Cave in the Mer de Glace

Corridor of the Ice Cave in the Mer de Glace - Chamonix, France The corridors of the Ice Cave make up a small frozen museum, with photos exhibited on its walls, as well as items related to the exploration history of the Mont Blanc massif.

Sculptures in the Ice Cave

Sculptures in the Ice Cave - Chamonix, France Ice sculptures of the Ice Cave.

Montenvers-Mer de Glace station in Chamonix

Montenvers-Mer de Glace station in Chamonix - Chamonix, France Another view of the old locomotive exhibited in front of the station which connects the center of Chamonix with Montenvers.

Mer de Glace valley

Mer de Glace valley - Chamonix, France

Ice Cave interior next to the Mer de Glace

Ice Cave interior next to the Mer de Glace - Chamonix, France The grotto in the depths of the Mer de Glace glacier.

Ice Cave gallery in the Mer de Glace

Ice Cave gallery in the Mer de Glace - Chamonix, France The niches on both corridor sides contain items related to mountaineering and the exploration of Mont Blanc.

The Ice Cave inside the Mer de Glace glacier

The Ice Cave inside the Mer de Glace glacier - Chamonix, France The Ice Cave inside the Mer de Glace glacier

Grand Hôtel du Montenvers

Grand Hôtel du Montenvers - Chamonix, France The Montenvers hotel on the west slope of the Mer de Glace. Above the hotel rises the mountain known as Aiguille de la Tête Plate, on the other side of the Chamonix valley.

Les Houches in the Chamonix valley

Les Houches in the Chamonix valley - Pisa, Italy On the left, the ski station of Les Houches. On the right, part of Chamonix.

Aiguille de Blaitière on the west face of the Mont Blanc massif

Aiguille de Blaitière on the west face of the Mont Blanc massif - Chamonix, France In the center of the photo the Aiguille de Blaitière mountain stands out, with 3522 meters (11,555 feet) in height. On the left, the peaks of the Aiguille des Grands Charmoz and the Aiguille du Grépon. On the right, the mountain pass Col du Fou, and the Aiguille du Plan with its peak known as Dent du Caïman. Between the Aiguille de Blaitière and the Aiguille du Plan is the Blaitière glacier.

Panoramic photo of Mont Blanc massif

Partial view of the northern section of the Mont Blanc massif. In the foreground, the summits correspond to the Aiguille du Plan mountain. Behind, the highest mountain in the center of the photo is the Aiguille Verte, with a height of 4122 meters (13,523 feet). On the right, Les Droites, of 4000 meters (13,123 feet) in height; and below the Aiguille du Moine sticks out with a height of 3412 meters (11,194 feet). On the far right you can see the Aiguille de Leschaux, and to its left, the Aiguille de Talèfre. On the far left, in the valley, the town of Argentière.

Panoramic photo of Mont Blanc massif
Panoramic photo of Mont Blanc massif

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