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Aiguille d’Argentière – Lesser known peak in the Chamonix valley

Mont Blanc is probably the best-known mountain in the Chamonix valley, but the Mont Blanc massif has many peaks with a dramatic look over the valley. The Aiguille d’Argentière is one of the lesser known peaks at the less-crowded end of the valley offering great trails for active travelers. About the Aiguille d’Argentière The Aiguille d’Argentière is a 3902-meters high peak in the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix. The peak is located near the village of Argentière at the end of the Chamonix valley in the Haute Savoie, France. It was first ascended by Edward Whymper, A. Reilly, M. Croz, M. Payot and H. Charlet on July 15th, 1864. Nowadays, the glacier milieu is regarded as the easiest route to...

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Aiguille du Midi – best view on Mont Blanc

Aiguille du Midi is a mountain peak in the Mont Blanc massif dominating the skyline from the village center of Chamonix, France. Reaching 3842 meters in altitude with accessibilty by cable car from the center of Chamonix, it is one of the closest places one can get to Mont Blanc without having to climb it. About Aiguille du Midi For more than 50 years, Aiguille du Midi has been the highlight of Chamonix. With an altitude of 3842 meters, Mont Blanc’s little brother offers a splendid view over the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Aiguille is French for “needle,” and when you see the peak you will understand why they call it thisname. Every year, about half a million people...

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Titlis – Great views and the highest suspension bridge

A holiday in the region of Mount Titlis is quite an experience. With an elevation of 3238 meters, it is located on the border of the cantons, Obwalden and Berne. The mountain has become famous forTitlis Rotair, the world’s first rotating cable car, which connects Engelberg and the summit of Klein Titlis. A few years ago, they added another exciting tourist attraction: the Titlis Cliff Walk, which is up to this day the highest suspension bridgein Europe. About Titlis, Switzerland. More then a wintersport destination. The Titlis reaches 3238 meters above sea level and is situated on the border of the Obwalden and Bern cantons, in central Switzerland. It is believed that the first successful ascent of the mountain took...

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Monte Rosa climb and hikes - highest massif in Switzerland

The Monte Rosa massif is the second highest mountain massif in the Alps after the Mont Blanc. When Monte Rosa is mentioned, more often than not people are referring to the Dufourspitze, the highest of 10 4,000-meter peaks, such as Signalkuppe, Nordend and Zumsteinspitze. Being located on the Swiss and Italian border, as you explore the surroundings of Monte Rosa, you get to experience the Italian as well as the Swiss alpine life. About With an altitude of 4,634 meters, Dufourspitze is the second highest peak in the Alps and the highest mountain in Switzerland. Still, the mountain is often referred to as the Monte Rosa, the name of the massif. It is located in the Pennine Alps on the...

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Gran Paradiso hikes – Highest mountain of Italy, that is completely in Italy

Most mountaineers get to know Gran Paradiso hikes as an acclimatization climb for the nearby Mont Blanc. However, this 4061-meter high-rising peak located between the Aosta Valley and the Piedmont regions deserves more than that. The Gran Paradiso National Park, named after the peak, is a great environment for hiking, whether you are looking for a short day trip or a multi-day trek from hut to hut. About the Gran Paradiso The Mont Blanc massif and the Monte Rosa massif both lie on the border between France and Italy. The Gran Paradiso, on the other hand, is the only peak whose summit reaches over 4000 meters and is entirely within Italian territory. This makes it the highest peak in Italy,...

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