Up in the mountains

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

The day before the wedding, we took the cable car up the mountainside to Aiguille du Midi, near Mont Blanc. The ride up was a little hairy and my sister turned green with altitude sickness, but the views made it all worthwhile.

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

Eek – don’t look down

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

The visitor centre at the top reminds me of a Bond villain’s lair

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi

Some brave mountaineers head out

While the cable car that whisks you up the mountainside is packed with around 60 people and zips along at quite an ear-popping pace, you can also take a panoramic cab at the top which holds only four and takes a leisurely hour to tour the mountain tops. The views were truly panoramic and remarkable, with the sky so clear and huge geographical features looking tiny from so high up. Only seeing the specks of mountaineers gave a sense of scale.

Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi
Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi