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June 2021: Visit of the “mer de glace” in Chamonix Mont-Blanc

Just before the end of the school year, we went to Chamonix to see the “mer de glace” (sea of ice) and visit the ice cave there as well.  First we took the legendary Montenvers train  which takes up the mountainside. After a 20 minutes climb we arrived at the terminal some 1913 metres high. All the students were in awe because the view is simply breathtaking.

We had a guide who spent the whole day with us explaining the causes et consequences of the melting of the glacier. Global warming is the main cause and all the students had the opportunity to see how the glacier has melting over the years,  as we had to go down  more than  400 stairs to touch it.  We also visited “the glaciorium” which give us more details and shows us pictures of the evolution of the glacier through time.  Finally we didn’t take the train back down but walked all the way. It was quite a long hike (3 hours) through the forest but all the students made it ….and they all were rewarded with a big ice cream in Chamonix-Mont blanc.

Here’s a link to view some pictures of that great experience