As my first European photo project, I hiked with my camera gear on the 110-mile Tour du Mont Blanc trail in July 2014. The first 3 days were done in drenching rain while I trekked the mountain pass. After crossing the French – Italian border, the weather slowly improved. After days of frustration, I finally was able to capture some of the spectacular landscapes in the Alps. Continuing from my last posting, I made it to the Italian side of Mont Blanc to the town of Courmayeur.
I’m impressed with the abundance of colorful wildflowers in the Alps.
At the late afternoon, the clouds on the peaks slowly cleared out and the entire Mont Blanc appeared from its long absence! The Italian side, the south face of the Mont Blanc summit was different from the French side (North face).
Alpenglow painted the summit at dawn.
Grandes Jorasses (4,208 m; 13,806 ft) at sunrise.
Another beautiful day in the Alps… More flowers along the way. Looking down Ferret Valley (Val Ferret) below…
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