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.


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

Winter Beauty in the High Sierra Death Valley Sand Dunes Fall Colors at Taughannock Falls - Finger Lakes Region, Ulysses, NY Bunaken Island Sunset Manado Tua Sunset Point Loma Cliffs at Sunset - Cabrillo National Monument Taj Mahal Dusk on the Isle of Skye: The Old Man of Storr Path to Paradise Purple Afterglow: Flat Rocks on the Beach - Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma

See all Landscape Photos (189)

Related Mountain Photos

Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA Never Never Land - Rainbow in the Rain Forest Kangchendzonga The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland Hiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, Scotland Frozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR Panorama Baldy Descent Convict Lake Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand Gunung Klabat (Kalabat)

See all Mountain Photos (14)

Related Panorama Photos

Aiwasa Fat Lake Hiking Aiwasa Fat Panorama Part 2 Joshua Tree Panorama at Sunset Mahawu Crater Gospel Rock Panorama - Gibsons Landing, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada Painted Desert Panorama Sydney Harbour Panorama Sydney Circular Quay CBD Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Panorama in Canmore Sydney Harbour on Blue - Sydney Opera House & CBD

See all Panorama Photos (10)