Residence Maeva Chamois Le Chamois Blanc
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Woke up to sunshine and an urge to do some exercise. As
usual my travel agent had everything planned and after breakfast we set off on
our bikes to visit the Georges du Trient. This is a beautiful gorge that is
situated on a river that has cut the gorge over 200 meters into the rock. The
cliff faces have been equipped with walkways that allow a visitor to access
deep into the area. Really something special.
From here we saw a path heading up the ...
... to make most of the remaining afternoon before finding somewhere for the night. After having lunch me and Rich headed to the grassy stoney beach just down from where we were to join all the people swimming and sun bathing. Jan and Chris sat on a wall by the camper to watch as the idea of getting into cold water wasn't appealing to them. Had the following incident not occurred they may have changed their mind as it was getting quite warm sitting in the sun and a nice swim ...
... down 60 feet to the rocky bottom. Then, we reached the first ladder, about 14 feet high, set against the vertical wall. After making it successfully up that, there is a single metal step beside the ladder that I stepped onto to reach a second, shorter vertical ladder. At the top of that I had to move to a 20 foot bridge with a steel grate bottom and two cables along the sides. At the end of that was another vertical ladder and ...
Our last day in Chamonix. Woke up as saw the sun shining – YAY. Went out and opened the curtains and sure enough patchy cloud but quite a nice day (not as clear as our first day, but there is still time).
Looked at the time – Holy &$%#. Its 8 o'clock. Sam woke up just after that, but apparently had been awake earlier and saw me still asleep. Oh well, better get ...
... and scenic in parts, and took about 25 minutes. From there it was a ski lift ride down a couple of hundred meters or so, and then a bit over 400 steps down to get to the glacier. On the walk down there were markers indicating the level of the glacier at certain times. It was scary to see how much it has declined/receded in the past 20-30 years. Later we also saw an old black and white photo showing how the station when originally built came to the level of ...