We had missed our opportunity on the first day in Chamonix to ride the cable car L’Aiguille du midi up to 3800m due to the huge queues that quickly blew out to 3+ hours during that day.
We then planned to reach the top from the Italian side on our rest day in Courmayor, but the weather was clouded in, so not much choice than to abort. So we bumped Geneva for another day in Chamonix (how could we resist – so jelleous of Ann and Dan for having this at their doorstep during their Italian posting!). We were pushing our luck for a third attempt on a French public holiday and during a Chamonix festival weekend!
After setting the alarm for 5:30, stumbling out of bed and walking through Chamonix in the dark, we were soon boarding the cable car and on our way to 3800m! And we had clear skies!
It was an amazing experience and one not to be missed. After reaching the top, we then caught another cable car across Mont Blanc into Italy, where we had Italian coffee and crossiants for breakfast before returning back to France and then finally back down to Chamonix.
The views where impressive, and watching others below snow walking and climbing Mont Blanc was inspirational. If only we were 30 years younger! It was a magical day!
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