Wednesday, June 10, 2015

{Hiking Chamonix} Plan de l'Aiguille

Shot by Heinz
Staring down the coveted peak of Aiguille du Midi

With warm weather on our side in Chamonix, Heinz & I knew we needed to make the best of our days, knowing that the weather could change in a instant. Without wasting a minute, we made the plan to hike up to the mid-mountain lift (this is as far as you can hike before taking a tram to the very top) of Aiguille du Midi, hiking up Plan de l'Aiguille trail. This hike was pretty steep. Picture stair climber plus beautiful views with every step and you get this glorious hike to Aiguille du Midi.

At one point there was an intersection where you could go left or right. We chose to go left which ended up being the harder, more snow covered route. Typical but no worries. We had our hand at some fun scrambling with the beautiful French Alps before us. It doesn't get much better than this.

Walking from camp to the trail head.

The greenery in Chamonix reminds me so much of Kauai. Funny right?!

Shot by Heinz

Shot by Heinz

mountain challet 

Shot by Heinz

Happy Trekkin'!