La Grande Maison de Chandolin
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After breakfast, we met our guide for the day, Attilio. He was a hon not a hun and took awesome care of us throughout the day. We tooled up to Chamonix-Mont Blanc in air conditioned comfort, which was a welcome relief on a day of high heat and humidity. As we pulled up to the ticket sales building, the line was at least 300 yards long with an approximate wait of 2-3 hours just get a boarding pass for the cable car. Attilio ...
... hours we had a baguette, then walked 1hr down the mountain back to camp. In the afternoon we went to Chamonix and booked a guided tour for some hiking and mixed climbing up at Aiguille du Midi tomorrow morning. So excited!! We hired our gear, bought the most delicious pastry, met our guide, then took the bus back to camp. An awesome ...
... Perfect for a wintery summers day :) Since we were close we decided to walk to Switzerland! It was a 30min trail through the woods. We bought some Swiss chocolate, then jumped on the train back to Argentiere. It was still raining!! The weather cleared about 7pm so we did a quick walk through the mountains, then a quick dinner and bed. Rain rain go ...
... take pictures, so my iPhone filled in. At the top, we also stopped for a bite to eat. At this point, it was 2:30 and we hadn't had lunch yet.
From the top, we could also see multitudes of climbers and trekkers scaling the snow and glaciers. Crazy, imho. Who wants to tent in snow?!?
We descended the mountain, and began to head back to the chalet. On the way we stopped at Quechua, a local MEC-like store, on a smaller scale. ...
Today at Montreux Jazz festival, it's Japan day. The main star was Hiromi and her Trio project. Hiromi is a great pianist and plays with Anthony Jackson (base) and Simon Phillips (drum). I had already seen them in NYC at the Blue Note Jazz Club. It was really good. I would recommend anyone who has a chance to see them to go! But for me the main star was Miyavi. He was playing at 10pm and when I arrived at 6pm some diehard fans ...