Mont Blanc Massif / Aiguilles Rouges (Mountains), Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
No matter where you stand, as soon as someone points out Mont Blanc (if you cant see it yourself) you will be awed!
At first it does not seem that high but as soon as you realise how high you are above sea level, you will be shocked!
A MUST SEE!
Chamonix means mountains and skiing: i went in November: too early for skiing, and too late in the season for any significant hike. But the mountains, the glorious mountains, were still there... tall... majestic... impressive. I've seen some of the most perfect mountains there - a place that i should return to, to hike.
Fondest memory: l'aguille verte and the dru... the mother of all mountains. I have never seen a prettier one than this
Favorite thing: for the best views of the Mt Blanc massif take the Brevent cable car (2-stage) to the top station. As its situated on the opposite side of the valley to Aiguille du Midi cable-car you can look right across on to Mt Blanc.
My friends and I did a little trekking here. Actually we took a cable car up to almost 4000 meters and then we were walking down. It was a really great experience and the views (weather permitting) were just unbelievable.
I'm not too crazy about hiking but I do love mountains and when I'm up on 4000 meters I just can't stop admire it. Good thing there are cable cars!!!!