Tag Archives: Chamonix

Two weeks in Chamonix valley

2016/17 has not been a typical winter for me nor, I think, for the Chamonix valley. The valley has had a pretty poor ski season and I have not been skiing as frequently as previously. Partly, the two reasons are … Continue reading

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PianO – an enjoyable interlude in France

Sunday afternoon at Gailland Lac, Chamonix,  in June and a different kind of French experience starring PianO. PianO was/were on tour around lakes in the Haute Savoie giving concerts. Their USP is a floating piano (pian-eau – get it?). In … Continue reading

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January 2015 in the Chamonix valley

Since my last post about skiing I have had 3 more weeks in the valley. Conditions for skiing have been mixed. There is undoubtedly a need for more snow but I have had some excellent skiing especially at Brevent/Flegere. The … Continue reading

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Gare des Glaciers and the original Aiguille du Midi cable car

My last post was about my walk up the old, but still existing cable car route between Station de la Para and the Gare des Glaciers in the Chamonix valley. The atmosphere of the decaying buildings and other infrastructure sparked … Continue reading

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Walk to Para and Gare des Glaciers

The Station des Glaciers is a very prominent building in an open location on the north-facing mountainside just above Chamonix. Once noticed it seems to attract your attention and you keep spying it from many different places. It is an … Continue reading

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A short tour of Les Fiz in the Chamonix valley

We have looked daily at the enormous rock face known as the Rochers des Fiz, everytime we visit the Chamonix valley. We have, in the past, crossed it and viewed it from the other side but never, until recently, walked … Continue reading

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History of the Planpraz cable car in Chamonix

I often ponder what places would have looked like in years past. This reflection has lead me to investigate the history of the ski lifts that I know and use. Recently, I have been collecting information and pictures about cable … Continue reading

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