Chamonix Valley June 2015

 

We had a one-week walking holiday in the French Alps. Based at Chalet Hotel Les Campanules (which we very much enjoyed) in the village of Les Houches, we did several excellent walks in the Chamonix Valley. Here is a selection of photos from our trip:

 

Sunset on our first night in Les Campanules, Les Houches.

 

Julie dwarfed by the scene of Mont Blanc massif.

 

Ridge walking with mountains all around!

 

The landscape is beautiful at all scales.

 

 

 

Abundant Alpine flowers.

 

Bossons Glacier: the scene of two fatal aircraft accidents. In 1950 an Air India passenger aircraft hit the glacier in bad weather. And in 1966 another Air India aircraft crashed in almost the same location on the glacier. Periodically the glacier will disgorge wreckage from the two accidents: the nearby mountain chalet has some of these items.

 

Neither Julie nor I will ever grow tired of The Alps!

 

 

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