View of Mont Blanc from top of Grand Montets

Mont Blanc massif

This is my current header image, a photo I took in 2008 at the top station of the Grand Montets ski field, near Chamonix in the French Alps. I am looking towards the Mont Blanc massif from an altitude of 3300 metres (over 10,000 feet).  This what skiing is all about: above the clouds, spectacular views and  long vertical drops.The Argentiere Glacier is below and behind me. From here its 2,200 metres vertical descent – nonstop skiing if you avoid the crevasses. On my descent, I saw one person ski into a crevasse. But more on that later.

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