A few years ago, I climbed from Chamonix – by the cable cabin – on top of the French peak L’Aguille du Midi, at nearly 5.000 m. From that point, the view over the Alps is literally breathtaking. It was at the middle of the winter season and the temperature was freezing at that high altitude, so I struggled to make a few shots. I liked a lot those photographs so, back home, I printed three of the photos and framed them. Long time after that excursion, I have noticed a red spot in one of those photographs. Being curious, I zoomed on the computer the original photo that revealed me two cliff hangers that were about to escalate a vertical stone wall. I really can’t figure out how they succeeded to get there and how they planned to get down. You can see them in the photos bellow. I attached some other photographs taken from L’Aguille du midi, too. If you happen to visit the French Alps or if you are in Italy at Val d’Aosta, which is not far away from Chamonix, don’t miss climbing L’Aguille du Midi

Acum cativa ani am urcat cu telecabina de la Chamonix pe varful L’Aguille du Midi, aproximativ la 5.000 de metri altitudine, aceasta telecabina fiind si cea mai inalta din lume. Privelistea de sus este superba si iti taie realmente respiratia. Era in plina iarna si extrem de frig, practic abia am reusit sa fac cateva fotografii. Mi-au placut atat de mult incat, intors acasa, am inramat trei dintre ele. Pana acum nimic spectaculos, dar intr-o zi cu mult dupa aceasta calatorie, uitandu-ma la aceste tablouri, am observat un punct rosu la poalele unui perete vertical dintr-o fotografie. Am cautat poza cu pricina in arhiva, am marit zona in care se vedea punctul rosu si am observat cu surprindere doi alpinisti temerari care incercau sa escaladeze versantul. Imi este greu sa-mi imaginez cum au ajuns acolo si cum intentionau sa urce mai departe. De coborat, daca si-ar fi pus mintea, nu cred ca le lua mai mult de 10-20 de secunde, pana jos in Chamonix:).  Daca se intampla sa vizitati Alpii francezi sau daca sunteti in Italia la Val d’Aosta, merita sa urcati pe L’aguille du Midi. E o experienta unica.

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