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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Nanuls

Nanuls - Mar 30, 2010 2:40 pm - Voted 10/10

Agree

Fantastic colours, better than summer!

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 30, 2010 4:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Agree

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

Lodewijk

Lodewijk - Mar 31, 2010 4:30 am - Voted 10/10

Beauty

That's a beautiful photo rick!
Colours are awesome!
Greets, Lo

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 31, 2010 2:24 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beauty

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

Cheers,

Rick

EricChu

EricChu - Mar 31, 2010 7:32 am - Voted 10/10

Congratulations, Rick!!!!!!

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

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 31, 2010 10:55 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulations, Rick!!!!!!

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

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Mar 31, 2010 9:23 am - Voted 10/10

Wow......

SP could use more beautiful images like this one. Photo of the Week quality for sure.

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 31, 2010 10:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow......

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

rdmc

rdmc - Mar 31, 2010 12:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Clear, crisp colors...

... love it!
:0)

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 31, 2010 5:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Clear, crisp colors...

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

Cheers,

Rick

Alpinist

Alpinist - Mar 31, 2010 1:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Magnificent!

I love a photo that inspires you to want to visit. This one makes me want to jump on a plane. Well done!

Rick B

Rick B - Mar 31, 2010 5:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Magnificent!

:-) 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

Smoove910

Smoove910 - Mar 31, 2010 7:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Wow!

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

Rick B

Rick B - Apr 5, 2010 8:00 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

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

Cheers,

Rick

Diego SahagĂșn

Diego SahagĂșn - Apr 4, 2010 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Is that true?

"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?

Rick B

Rick B - Apr 5, 2010 7:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Is that true?

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

imontop

imontop - Apr 6, 2010 5:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Oh man!

Great picture!

Rick B

Rick B - Apr 8, 2010 6:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Oh man!

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

Cheers,

Rick

PeteThompson

PeteThompson - Jun 10, 2010 10:32 am - Hasn't voted

Great picture!

The colours and composition are fantastic!

ArankaP

ArankaP - Jun 21, 2010 5:45 am - Voted 10/10

Very beautful colours

beautiful photo!

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