My family were visiting from the UK last weekend, and since they don’t get much snow over there they were keen to see some up close. So on Saturday we visited the Mer de Glace, the longest glacier in France. Fortunately we saw some sunshine in the morning, but as the afternoon went on the clouds started to roll in and engulf the valley carved by the glacier. This is probably one of the moodiest scenes I’ve witnessed in the Alps. I was actually glad the sun was hidden behind the clouds!
While we were up there we took the 400 steps down (and back up again!) to walk inside the glacier, had a lovely lunch at the Grand Hôtel Restaurant and tried some snowshoeing for the first time. I hope to get out with some snowshoes again before the winter is over, it was great fun and made getting about on the snow so much easier. I’m hoping they might lead me to some otherwise inaccessible spots with fantastic views of snow capped peaks. Fingers crossed!
Have you ever visited a glacier? Did you get inside of it?! Or maybe you’re a big fan of snowshoeing? I’d love to hear from you!
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