Mont Blanc is located in a town in the South of France called Chamonix. Mostly known for its adventurous offerings that any adrenaline junkie will be attracted to: skiing, hiking, mountain biking etc.
The highlight of the town is, without a doubt, the Mont Blanc. Visitors from all over the world visit this mountain daily.
Chamonix's cableway, located in the heart of the town, transfers visitors from Chamonix to Mont Blanc Summit. The cable car runs every half an hour.
#Tip: Purchase your entrance tickets and check the schedule prior to your visit to avoid waiting in line. (Specially during high season)
After a fun (and scary) 4810m ride to the top, you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Mont Blanc. Here you can also find a cafeteria and small exhibition showcasing the mountain's facts and history.
#Tip: The best spot for pictures is in the small area right in front of the cableway station.
#Tip: Book a paragliding tour prior to your visit. Also, make sure you have enough time to do this activity - a must do!
Once you're done exploring this area, go back to the cable car stations and head to the next level - the very top of the mountain. Here's where the famous clear observatory is located.
#Tip: If you're feeling a little lightheaded, make sure to hydrate and avoid big meals while experiencing the altitude. Bring medicine with you in case of altitude sickness occurs.
Take amazing pictures standing in the clear glass floor overlooking Mont Blanc and Chamonix. Sadly, the professional camera at the attraction wasn't working but our pictures came out amazing anyways.
If you suffer from vertigo (like myself), make sure you enter the glass floor with your head up overlooking the ceiling. When you're ready to take the picture, calmly look into the camera and smile. If you're afraid you might experience a panic attack, it's best to not look down at all. (I did though, and survived! Wuf.. )
If you have time, you can enjoy an ice cold beer with breathtaking views of the summit. Cheers to more adventures!
My visit to Mont Blanc was one for the books. I honestly didn't know what to expect, but I am glad I did it.
Until next trip,
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Mariella Molestina Noboa
The art of saying "Yes!" can take you far away. Many people pass on opportunities for many reasons, one of them being fear. Through my life I've encounter many people that forget to live the present for something that might not even happen in the future. If you are constantly waiting for the right time to finally do something, like fulfill your life dream, you are going to spend most of your life waiting.
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