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Fantastic Colors below the Aiguilles de Chamonix
Amazing fall colors below the Aiguilles de Chamonix on the Henry Vallot walk. This walk is between the Plan d'Aiguille cable car station and Montenvers train station. You can take the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the morning, all the way to the top if you wish to enjoy the morning light on the glaciers. After that, take the cable car down to the middle station, and walk to the Montenvers train which you can ride down with the same ticket.

This walk was a very pleasant and rewarding afternoon stroll, I just had to stop every 20 meters to take pictures. It's no use doing the walk earlier in the day, as the sun will be behind the mountains you see in the picture and you'll be walking in the shadow.

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NanulsAgree

Nanuls

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Fantastic colours, better than summer!
Posted Mar 30, 2010 2:40 pm

Rick BRe: Agree

Rick B

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Yes! You just have to be lucky with the weather I guess, which I was :-) My new camera was working overtime in the three weeks I was there.

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 30, 2010 4:08 pm

LodewijkBeauty

Lodewijk

Voted 10/10

That's a beautiful photo rick!
Colours are awesome!
Greets, Lo
Posted Mar 31, 2010 4:30 am

Rick BRe: Beauty

Rick B

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Thanks! Yep the weather was great, the colors amazing! I even got a little sunburn in october :-)

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 31, 2010 2:24 pm

EricChuCongratulations, Rick!!!!!!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

I'm SO happy to see that this one became Photo of the Day!! Actually, just about every photo in that absolutely thrilling gallery of yours would have deserved it, but at least this one made it!
Many cheers,
Eric
Posted Mar 31, 2010 7:32 am

Rick BRe: Congratulations, Rick!!!!!!

Rick B

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Hey Eric, your enthousiasm makes me smile. I'm glad the picture has made someone happy. I'm in the process of adding more pics to the album actually (I sorted out a few more), but I'm now at the point where they will dissappear to the second page and out of view. It would be nicer to fit them all on one page but I have to figure out how to do that .. !

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 31, 2010 10:55 am

TyeDyeTwinsWow......

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

SP could use more beautiful images like this one. Photo of the Week quality for sure.
Posted Mar 31, 2010 9:23 am

Rick BRe: Wow......

Rick B

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Thank you! To get more pics like this people will have to go outside more I guess :-) For the moment and for what it's worth, there are some more pics in the corresponding album.

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 31, 2010 10:53 am

rdmcClear, crisp colors...

rdmc

Voted 10/10

... love it!
:0)
Posted Mar 31, 2010 12:47 pm

Rick BRe: Clear, crisp colors...

Rick B

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Thanks! It sure was colorful that day. Funny thing that from the valley it just looked dull brown.

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 31, 2010 5:17 pm

AlpinistMagnificent!

Alpinist

Voted 10/10

I love a photo that inspires you to want to visit. This one makes me want to jump on a plane. Well done!
Posted Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm

Rick BRe: Magnificent!

Rick B

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:-) You'll have to wait another 5-6 months though for the right season (and make sure you order good weather). In summer this walk will probably be very crowded too.

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Mar 31, 2010 5:19 pm

Smoove910Wow!

Smoove910

Voted 10/10

That's all I have to say. What a tease to entice me before the hiking season has begun! Wish I was there,

Cheers,
Kris
Posted Mar 31, 2010 7:53 pm

Rick BRe: Wow!

Rick B

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Hey, thanks for the nice words. Happy hiking season then!

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Apr 5, 2010 8:00 am

Diego SahagĂșnIs that true?

Diego SahagĂșn

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"You can take the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the morning, all the way to the top if you wish to enjoy the morning light on the glaciers. After that, take the cable car down to the middle station, and walk to the Montenvers train which you can ride down with the same ticket".

Is Aiguille du Midi cable car ticket valid for descending in Montenvers Tramway?
Posted Apr 4, 2010 7:18 pm

Rick BRe: Is that true?

Rick B

Hasn't voted

Yes it is! (you can ask at the counter to be sure, but I can say that at least in the 2009 season it was)

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Apr 5, 2010 7:59 am

imontopOh man!

imontop

Voted 10/10

Great picture!
Posted Apr 6, 2010 5:57 pm

Rick BRe: Oh man!

Rick B

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Thanks! It was a great sight and came out really well on the photo too.

Cheers,

Rick
Posted Apr 8, 2010 6:06 pm

PeteThompsonGreat picture!

PeteThompson

Hasn't voted

The colours and composition are fantastic!
Posted Jun 10, 2010 10:32 am

ArankaPVery beautful colours

ArankaP

Voted 10/10

beautiful photo!
Posted Jun 21, 2010 5:45 am

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