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... br> village called Salvan. The building in these villages are original old and
typical Swiss chalet type. The roads are very narrow and all the buildings are
adorned with Geraniums and other flowers. Truly a very pretty sight.
From Salvan he began our descent which took us past an old
waterwheel driven mill that is still in action and then onto a very steep path
that has been paved with steps built out of the local rock. The path winds down
through a pine ...
6th September. The sun is still shining and warm. We have arrived not far from the snow topped mountain of Mont Blanc at a campsite called 'Les Domes de Miage' where jeans were changed to shorts and we sat outside in the sun, the day is perfect. We can see Mountains capped with snow around us but not sure if any is the Mont Blanc from where we are but we had an awesome look at it on our drive here. We have all done some laundry, showered, fed and are going to relax for ...
... through untouched snow fields on the sides of mountains with impossibly steep slopes. Other travelers share the dining room, speaking in German, French, and English, drinking wine, looking at maps, talking quietly. Small windows edged with red and white plaid curtains look out at a bright white sky.
Our accommodation for the evening is a hut perched on the edge of a rocky bluff overlooking an impressive range of mountains that are currently veiled by fog. ...
... De Glace like a still river trapped in ice, Glace De Argentiers like a ‘storm trapped in ice’. Sounded spectacular and was! The first part of the hike took about 45 min, and walking around a bend came face to face with the ‘stormy’ end of the glacier. Amazing! Stopped for some speccy photos then continued on the high path leading to a point further along the glacier (hard work and at altitude – Sam very ...
... we will have to pay a one off Swiss tax of over 40 euros and also do not have our passports on us. We have travelled just 9 Kms into Switzerland but far enough to see the cow bells, the cuckoo clocks and the Swiss chalets. Coming back to Chamonix we see amazing mountain scenery going through these villages. Later that day we go to La Houche and explore other areas around ...