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Chamonix:
Capital of the mountain climbing from 1821, Chamonix is the third natural space most visited of the world. The calmest come here to admire his Mer de Glace, the sky car of Aiguille du Midi or his architecture of style Belle Époque. The lovers of the ski and other sports of snow find in the clump of the Mont Blanc an inexhaustible source of strong emotions and some of the most impressive differences of the Alps. More than a station than winter sports, Chamonix is a legend caught between tops and glaciers. Between the first ascension to the Mont Blanc in 1786 and the first Olympic winter games of 1924, the old village saboyard of "Chamouni" (pronounced "Chamuní"), it was transforming in a cosmopolitan city where less than 40 nationalities live together today not.
Aiguille du Grepon:
Elevation 11424 feet, (3482m).
Description A classic Alpine experience, steeped in tradition, the Grépon is tucked away, between the Grand Charmoz and the Aiguille de Blaitière in the Aiguilles de Chamonix. The original classic traverse of the peak begins at the Charmoz-Grépon couloir, high on the small but tortuous Glacier des Nantillons. Approach may also be made from the Mer de Glace side, in a long rock climb with varying degrees of difficulty possible. However, the true delights of this peak are to be found in the excellent orange granite of the fortress-like crenellations and the spectacular variety of positions and viewpoints during the traverse. A degree 4+ of difficulty!
The photo is taken from Les Praz de Chamonix, to the late afternoon, by this typical so beautiful light. Zoom of 210mm and without tripod.
Scanned of copy paper, edited with PS: curves, saturation. Noise eliminated with Neat Image.

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