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L'Aguille Du Midi

Take a ride up the Aiguille du Midi Cable Car (Tram) to get the closest view of Mt. Blanc without actually climbing it
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5.8 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  If you visit Chamonix, France this is a must do afternoon trip. There are two stages of the tram to the top. The first brings you to... more »

Tips:  If you are interested in hiring a guide for off-piste skiing of the Aguille Du Midi down the Vallee Blanche please see tht attached... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Tram Base Station

Here is where you will load the tram. It holds quite a few people. In the winter time you will be bumping up against extreme skiers with their powder skis and snowboards.

2. Plan de l'Aiguille Mid Station

Here is the mid station. In the winter time at 7,546 feet this is a great place to start some backcountry skiing. In the summer time you'll want to continue on to the top.

3. Summit Station

At 12,605 feet you may feel the altitude at the summit station. This is where Glen Plake and Scott Schmidt famously dropped off the bridge to ski from the top. When you stand on the bridge walkway make sure to think about the guts it took to literally jump off this into the 60 degree slope below. Also, make sure to continue on through the... More