45º52’44”N 6º53’18”E
September 30, 2007, 7:34 am
Filed under: BON VOYAGE, FRANÇA, Mont Blanc




Aiguille du Midi

The Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps.
The cable car to the summit, the Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi, was built in 1955 and held the title of the world’s highest cable car for about two decades. It still holds the record as the highest vertical ascent cable car in the world, from 1035m to 3842m. It travels from Chamonix to the top of the Aiguille du Midi – an altitude gain of over 2,800 m – in 20 minutes.

The Aiguille summit contains a panoramic viewing platform, a cafe and a gift shop. The Vallée Blanche ski run begins here, and the nearby Cosmiques Refuge is the starting point for one of the routes to the Mont Blanc summit. From the Aiguille another cable car (summer months only) crosses the Glacier de Geant to Point Helbronner (3,452 m) at the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. Point Helbronner is served with a cable car from La Palud, a village near Courmayeur in the Aosta Valley (Italy). From Wikipedia.


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this shows true dedication to the blog to have updates while you are “on mission.” hmmm…are they giving you a computer during conference hours??? the blog is keeping me sane on a sunday night of working…bacio see you soon. yoda lay he hu!

Comment by Angela

ok maybe i am really going crazy…im at work and ready to leave and realising i cant find the keys anywhere and possibly locked them in the car. ai-pah :(

Comment by Angela

mana angela, they just gave me a modest hotel with some wireless internet facilities. i’m working hard to find time for the needed updates. and nobody works on the weekend in geneva. that’s why we went to france to tele-climb the aiguille. hope you’ve found the keys, and see you soon.

Comment by mmux

se não fosse o frio, aquilo era perfeito!assim é só quase, o que valeu foi aquela bela camisa aos quadrados (desde já obrigada ao dono da camisa, não fosse ela e acho que não teria sobrevivido aos 8 negativos).
as fotos estão ‘très jolies’!

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