Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France
Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace - just follow it! lol
Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace - the pathway of the ice cave.
Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace - the way to the ice cave of grotte de glace and mer de glace behind me with so many people lol.
Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace - light show inside the ice cave.
Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace - tracy and ian - didnt turned out good - i dont have my tripod - i used a very high iso so it looks grainy.

Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Reviews

lauro lauro
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Ice Cave: Grotte Mer de Glace Jul 31, 2013
Normally i give 4-5 star ratings to the places ive been to in the alps, specially the sights and attractions but the ice caves of mer de glace was a bit of letdown.

i thought the ice caves were really caves in the glaciers carved by nature but it was man made.

as the glacier recedes, construction workers have to drill holes again and again to make ice caves. they also have to rebuilt the steps to the glacier everytime the glacier changes its course and position. but being a very fragile nature phenomenon, i think they have to rethink of letting in thousands of human activity in the glacier everyday - they have to make it a protective national park that limits number of people a day.

inside the glacier - are colorful light shows that changes everytime and reflects the blue ice giving it a vibrant ambiante inside.

there were also ice sculptures here and there - and one thing i found funny was that theres a huge st. bernard dog to have a picture taken with for a price lol.

the ice cave is small and really crowded because its easy access to tourist, if youre someone like me, who loves the outdoors and open space - you will suffocate here.

what i find interesting is the way here - since we were injured - we could not hike down but used the cable car - and then another 700 or so more steps down but every station of the steps - they have trivia's about mer de glace which i find very educational.

the landscape that also surrounds mer de glace is beautiful, high alpine desert with towering peaks.

if youre not into trekking / hiking, the easiest way to get here (plus hundreds of tourists altogether) is to take the scenic mer de glace train near the chamonix central station to montenvers for 27.50 euros - it also includes the cable car down to the ice cave. the cafes and and restaurants too are very expensive so bring your own food.
the pathway of the ice cave.
light show inside the ice cave.
just follow it! lol
tracy and ian - didnt turned out g…
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rsvpme says:
Commercialism vs beauty
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013
lauro says:
yeah... you all said it right lol. too bad were injured so we couldnt trekk the wy here (coz its so beautiful) or on the glacier itself - so we had to take the easy way lol. its sad that the glacier kept receding and thinning and then they still continue to drill holes on it to make ice caves.
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013
reikunboy says:
It's always disappointing to go to a place that is different to what we are expecting
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013
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