MB will go anywhere to get the shot. He will wrestle with alligators, tussle with whales, handcuff lightning, throw thunder in jail, murder a rock, injure a stone, hospitalise a brick, or make medicine sick – just to get the shot.
This week he is in a cave in the middle of a glacier high up the French Alps.
Take the small vintage train from the ski-resort village of Chamonix up through the forested mountains to the glacier at Montenvers, approx 2,000m above sea level. The cunning French have carved some caves into the glacier to encourage tourists to hand over many euros to use the train, drink the vino and eat the bread & cheese, while all the time giving the impression that they only want you to ‘experience’ the glacier.
Anyway, here is one of MB’s shots from inside the (curved) cave:
Inside the glacier at Montenvers, Chamonix, France
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.