From the centre of Chamonix at 1035 m, the Aiguille du Midi cablecar carries you to 3842 m into the realm of high moutain peaks. A unique 360 degree panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain awaits you.
– Paragliding from Plan de l’Aiguille (not permitted in July/August).
– Hikes From Plan de l’Aiguille, 2317 m, for example Plan de l’Aiguille – Montenvers traverse along the Grand balcon Nord, descent to Chamonix through Blaitière alpine pastures, Lac Bleu.
– Climbing and Moutaineering : from the Plan de l’Aiguille, departure point for the Aiguilles de Chamonix, from l’Aiguille du Midi starting point for the Mont Blanc and other classic high-mountain routes. For more information please contact the Office de Haute Montagne.
– Off-piste skiing : the Vallée Blanche is a high mountain itinerary route on glacial terrain which is neither marked nor patrolled : it is strongly recommended to be accompagnied by a Mountain guide. For further information please contact the Office de Haute Montagne and consult their Vallée Blanche web page.
A slide show tribute to the Jean’s Marines Mid-Town Toronto, Yellow group photographed as they trained and successfully completed the Washington, DC, Marine Corps Marathon from June – October 2005. (1h 23m, 320×240, WMV, 283MB)