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

Double Rainbows on the Edge of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls Mangroves at Sunset - Key Largo, Florida McWay Falls, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park - Big Sur, CA Joshua Tree Rock Climbing at Sunset Bamboo Bokeh Rainbow in the Falls - Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Dynamic Spray - Crashing Waves at Low Tide in La Jolla, CA Taj Mahal Canyoneering in The Subway, Zion Manarola: Cinque Terre, Italy

See all Landscape Photos (189)

Related Mountain Photos

Katoomba Falls - Blue Mountains - near Sydney, Australia Storm in Milford Sound - New Zealand Winter Beauty in the High Sierra Baldy Descent Kangchendzonga Frozen Twin Lakes with Crystal Crag above - Mammoth Winter HDR Panorama Convict Lake Hiking the Quiraing: Isle of Skye, Scotland The Quiraing - Isle of Skye, Scotland Road to Convict Lake, Eastern Sierras, CA

See all Mountain Photos (16)

Related Panorama Photos

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

See all Panorama Photos (11)