Thursday, February 12, 2015

HD French Alps - l'Aiguille du Midi in France with subtitles

Heather and I were holidaying in France in the French Alps, during the summer of 2013.  We stayed at a camp site by the winter ski resort of Chamonix.  Despite Heather not being overly keen on heights, she overcame her fear and we ascended the Aiguille du Midi mountain by cable car.

In the video you can see climbers returning back from an expedition in the mountains.  They all are wearing special clothes and carrying climbing equipment, such as ice picks, ropes, crampons, helmets, emergency shelter, food, water, perhaps a GPS and two-way radio.

l'Aiguille de Midi, Chamonix in the French Alps
From where we were, high up on one of the cable car terraces, the elevation above sea level is around 3000 metres.  As you can see, we were very lucky, the alpine views were spectacular as the weather was fine, with clear blue skies and bright sunshine.

If you fancy a trip up the Aiguille du Midi cable car, you'll find it in the French town of Chamonix.  Although you might have only considered the Alps as a winter skiing destination, in the Summertime the scenery is beautiful and the views are amazing.

By the way, if you find listening to my voice a bit of a chore, then you'll be happy to know that subtitles and captions can be found for your reading pleasure throughout the video.  

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