Mont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant
Previous Next
Mont Blanc Panorama: Grandes Jorasses and Dent du Geant

I took this panorama on Mont Blanc in the French Alps. There is an impressive cable car that takes you from the town of Chamonix Mont Blanc to Aiguille du Midi (12,602 feet or 3,842 meters), a peak partway up the mountain. The cable car holds the world record for most elevation gained: around 9,200 feet of elevation gain in the 20 minute ride to the top. This photo only shows a tiny fraction of the Alps (French, Italian, and Swiss) that can be seen from the top of the tram. Specifically, the peak on the left is Grandes Jorasses, and the one on the very right is Dent du Geant. Both these peaks lie on the French-Italian border.

Permalink

Posted Sep 19, 2009 2:54 pm





Old Photo Comments

Related France Photos

Les Jardins de l'Auberge - Restaurant on the Canal - Annecy, France Patio in the Clouds - Mont Blanc Cable Car Mountaineers climbing Mont Blanc - French Alps

See all France Photos (3)

Related Landscape Photos

River Arno Rower - Florence, Italy Point Loma Orange Cliffs at Sunset - San Diego, CA Sydney Circular Quay CBD Panorama Te Hoho Rock: Cathedral Cove - Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand Path to Paradise Olympic Cauldron - Fire and Ice - Vancouver 2010 Olympics Live Oak Silhouette Manado Tua Sunset Silhouetted Sticks before the Fire Aiwasa Fat Panorama Part 2

See all Landscape Photos (189)

Related Mountain Photos

Convict Lake Eastern Sierras Landscape Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr The Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW Kangchendzonga Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia Franz Josef Glacial Valley Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA Never Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain Forest Frozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR Panorama

See all Mountain Photos (16)

Related Panorama Photos

Sydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBD Joshua Tree Panorama at Sunset Painted Desert Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Panorama in Canmore Gospel Rock Panorama - Gibsons Landing, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada Aiwasa Fat Lake Hiking Sydney Harbour Panorama Mahawu Crater

See all Panorama Photos (8)