If you freeze water, dear followers – you get ice! MB was hardly going to produce a standard liquid shot for the challenge!!!
MB returns to his glacier in Chamonix, France, for this week’s theme shot, having used a shot inside the glacier for last weeks theme.
MBs below shot features the Dome Du Gouter peak in the French Alps. It is approx 4,300m in height, approx 500m lower than nearby Mont Blanc, making it the 3rd highest peak in the range. The Mer De Glace glacier features in the foreground, which is some 7km long and 200m deep, making it the largest glacier in France. It moves some 70m every year. The caves that featured in MBs shot of last week and other previous posts are drilled out each year.
An old two-carriage train connects the village of Chamonix in the French Alps to a hill station next to the Montenvers glacier. The thirty-minute train journey through the mountains is followed by a short cable car ride that connects the hill station to the glacier at the bottom of the glacial valley, almost. A walk on foot down some 450 steps completes the journey. For the unfit, the walk back up later on can be a struggle.