Tag Archives: Mont Blanc Massif

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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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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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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A gap in the clouds

Today’s image dates from two summers ago – A tiny vignette of the Mont Blanc massif as the clouds briefly parted as we descended into the Chamonix valley from the Swiss border. Chamonix sits in a deep, steep sided valley … Continue reading

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The ski slopes are opening

There has been a lot of biting of finger nails across Europe in the last few weeks as the first snowfalls of winter refused to arrive; and in some areas, the temperatures were at times too high for snowmaking equipment … Continue reading

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The Chamonix Aiguilles

I think it’s time I devoted a Post to the Header image that will have become familiar to all of you who visit this Photoblog. It’s not easy finding and cropping an image into the thin letterbox format required for … Continue reading

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Descending the Midi Arete

Today’s image is of Skiers descending the Aiguille du Midi’s Arête – high above Chamonix – before starting the most famous off-piste ski run in the Alps – the 18km Vallee Blanche. Many skiers find the descent of the relatively … Continue reading

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