3,842 m high in Mont Blanc, Chamonix

The ticket was expensive, and I debated with myself for a long time but finally I caved. I had to go up the Aguille du Midi. I bought the day pass and woke up early to search for the Cable car station. I would NOT be hiking up this mountain today. Up on the mountain was amazing, the photos don’t do it justice and neither would anything I could say. All I’ll say was. I was up there by myself. And even though its all relatively safe. I was frigging scared. Walking up one of the staircases I slipped and my heartbeat went psycho after that. It was incredible, seriously. Everyone needs to see it at some point. Here are a couple of photos.

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Here are some nice things and random things that happened while I was up there:I never imagined I would be up in the French Alps when I originally packed for this trip. I though I would be sun baking in the Greek Islands the whole time, so its safe to say I was freezing up there. While I was in line to go in the glass box thing that I’ve forgotten the name of, a nice old man said I reminded him of his granddaughter and let me borrow his jacket (awww). After, one of the workers who makes sure everyone stays in a line jumped in my “glass box” photo. Also, I saw a really fat, fuzzy, yellow bumblebee.

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After my Mont Blanc adventure, I took a cable car halfway down and hiked across the mountain ranges towards the Montenvers Mer De Glace. The walk was beautiful. There were wildflowers, pine trees, massive boulders, and numerous little rivers and streams. It was a long hike but I kept up a good pace (if you can over take the Germans your doing well). I did rush through a little bit, I really wanted to have time to do another hike to make the most of my day pass. Although halfway through I realised I wouldn’t have time, and was happy enough with the value I made on my day pass already. Towards the end I found the whole gang again.

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Once everyone else had gone to do their own things, I skipped down the steps to the glacier. It was really cool in there, although everything else I had seen was 10 times more amazing. It was just about closing time so I was one of the only people walking around, had a little sing to myself listening to the echo, imagined how crazy my little cousin Georgina would be if she was here and we were singing the frozen soundtrack, then left. Of course just as I started the millions of steps back up to the train station it began pouring with rain. I hid my camera under my jacket and continued on.

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After another incredible day, it was time to get some rest before the trip to Tuscany. This brief visit has left me craving more, and although I have different adventures set out for the next couple of months. I’ll definitely be back to this sort of setting at some point. Ciao

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