Glaciorium

Glaciorium

Before you think that all was lost, I did manage to get up a mountain on my Chamonix weekend. I took the train up to Montenvers where I intended to visit the Mer de Glace glacier cave. Alas, it was closed that day due to the weather.  It was snowing fairly heavily, unlike down in the valley where it was raining. Clearly, very few attractions were going to open for me on this weekend. Still, I had a look inside the Glaciorium, which told me about the glacier.  And then, in the best of French tradition, I went to lunch at the hotel next door … at the Grand Hotel du Montenvers.

~ Spotted Cow

 

(Fool)Hardy

Runner in the snow

I went to Chamonix – the French ski resort – on a weekend in early January. It rained. The snow was slushy and horrible and most of the ski runs were closed because of heightened avalanche risk. So, what did I do? I took my trusty camera out for a walk in the drizzle and took photos of the forest.

It wasn’t easy walking conditions, but there were a few people about. I spotted this runner out on his daily jog. He looked quite hardy. Or foolhardy.

~ Spotted Cow