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

Silent Sunrise I'm an Inukshuk Andy Rock Climbing at Pirate's Cove Baldy Descent Painted Desert Panorama Rocky Seascape - Black & White HDR Bixby Bridge from Above - Highway 1, Big Sur, CA Bunaken Island Sunset Brilliant Color After Sunset - Key Largo, Florida Field of Sheep

See all Landscape Photos (189)

Related Mountain Photos

Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia The Three Sisters overlooking Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, NSW Gunung Klabat (Kalabat) Kangchendzonga Convict Lake The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland Hiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, Scotland Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA Eastern Sierras Landscape

See all Mountain Photos (15)

Related Panorama Photos

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

See all Panorama Photos (10)