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On the moraine of Miage glacier. This is the largest debris-covered glacier in Europe and the longest in Italian Alps -10  km.

 

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The surface of Miage glacier.

 

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Along the medial part of Miage glacier

 

Miage glacier. Himalayan feel in the wildest corner of Mont Blanc

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Endurance

 

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Mont Blanc glacier, with his tongue split in two by a fine example of nunatak. On the left part it can be observed an ice cave, formed by a subglacial stream.

 

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Subglacial ice cave on in the lower part of Mont Blanc glacier

 

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The lower part of Dome glacier. The confluence with Miage glacier is at 2500 m alt.

 

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The U shaped valley sculpted by Miage glacier seen from the point where the trail up to Gonella hut leaves the glacier and continues over steep rocks, at about 2600 m alt.

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Into the depths of haze

 

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Bottom of the abyss

 

The vertical drop of Aiguille de Trelatete
The NE face of Aiguille de Trelatete in all its splendour. Its vertical drop over Miage glacier is impressive – 1400 m.

 

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The hanging masses of snow on the N/NE face of Aiguille de Trelatete (3920 m alt.)

 

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Tournette Spur
Vertical playground. Tournette Spur on the SW face of Mont Blanc seen from Gonella hut (3071 m alt)
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