Tag Archives: Mont Blanc

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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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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The Midi Arete – in cloud

I posted an item about the Aiguille du Midi Arête several month ago which included an image of the Aiguille du Midi as seen from Chamonix in Summer, and another of skiers descending the infamous Arête in winter. You may … 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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