Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

The second leg of my solo motorcycle tour across Europe brought me to Chamonix a busy little ski resort at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Photograph of Mont Blanc, French Alps

Daredevil climbers prepare to make their way along a snow ridge on Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the French Alps.

Photograph of Mont Blanc, French Alps

These pictures were taken from the top of Aiguille du Midi (Needle of the Mid-day - so called due to it's sundial-like peak), the highest mountain peak in the world that is accessible by cable car.

Photograph of Mont Blanc, French Alps

It was an incredible (and for me, quite disorientating) experience, making the 3,842m climb from Chamonix to the top in less than 20 mins. I was quite dizzy for about half an hour, due to altitude sickness.

These pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and the extraordinary Canon 35 mm f/1.4 L II USM .

Alex Nichol

About the photographer

Alex Nichol is an amateur photographer based in the UK dabbling with landscape, travel and documentary in medium format, 35mm film and digital.