Sixt Fer a Cheval 30 years 1/2
There are some strange mountains behind us. You can discover them from the Aravis and the Bornes, as soon as you go up a little. Or simply from the Arve valley motorway, on the way to Chamonix. Although a little distant, they assert, above the Prealps, a supremacy: they are the mountains of the Haut Giffre.
Seen more closely, they confirm their strangeness. The geology is like science fiction, the steepness of the green slopes impresses. And up there, above the walls of mixed marl and limestone, you can make out suspended valleys, extreme mountain pastures…
In summer, the dark cliffs are streaked with silver streams of water, 500 m high volutes that disappear in majestic aerosols at the bottom of the valley. In the silence of winter the clatter is silent. The water, frozen by the frost, forms crystals, swells into columns, spreads out into hanging draperies. An ice palace invites itself for a
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