Tag Archives: Chamonix

Crossing the Plateau du Trient, Mont Blanc Massif

In the last few days I’ve finally got round to loading Nik software including the superb Silver Efex Pro 2 and having seen some of the results I don’t understand why it took me so long to take the plunge. … Continue reading

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Wall paintings, Chamonix_2

This is the second of two posts about a series of wall paintings in Chamonix in the area known as La Cite Scolaire. Click here if you would like to know a little more about where these are located and … Continue reading

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Montagne de la Côte – in the steps of Balmat and Paccard

Today’s Post follows the route taken by Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel Gabriel Paccard on the first day of their two-day first ascent of Mont Blanc on 7-8 August 1786. The route starts from the commune of Les Bossons about … Continue reading

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The story behind the first ascent of Mont Blanc

In 1916, Chamonix changed its name to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. A name change designed to cement and place, in the public eye, the close ties that the town had established, and wished to preserve, with Mont Blanc the highest mountain in the … Continue reading

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Wall paintings, Chamonix_1

If you walk up through Chamonix and then beyond along the south bank of river Arve you will come to a complex of Concrete buildings, some with domed low-slung roofs. This area is collectively called La Cite Scolaire and includes … Continue reading

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The Guides of Chamonix Fresco

Wall Paintings by Graffiti Artists – some good, some not so good – are an increasingly common sight in cities across the world. But there are some wall paintings that are commissioned and stand out as extraordinary works of art … Continue reading

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Alpen Glow

Over the past few weeks I’ve been putting together a presentation titled ‘High and Wild with a Camera’ which I will be giving to a local camera club and which, subsequently, will be available to any other interested club within … Continue reading

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