Mer de Glace


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Mer de Glace

(mĕr də gläs) [Fr.,=sea of ice], glacier (3.5 mi/5.6 km long; 16 sq mi/41 sq km), Haute-Savoie dept., E France, on the northern slope of Mont Blanc. It is formed by the junction of three smaller glaciers and extends a few miles NE of Chamonix. There are deep crevasses and high seracs (ice needles). The glacier is renowned for its majestic beauty and is a tourist attraction.

Mer de Glace

 

(French,“sea of ice”) , a valley glacier in the Alps, in the Mont Blanc massif (France). It is located on the massifs northern slope at an elevation of 1,150-4,200 m. Length, 15 km: Area, 42.6 sq km. It is formed by four ice flows. Mer de Glace is shrinking; its area has decreased by 23 percent in the last 80 years.

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A little after noon we ended the ascent and arrived at the new hotel on the Montanvert, and had a view of six miles, right up the great glacier, the famous Mer de Glace.
We crossed the Mer de Glace in safety, but we had misgivings.
810 m) en solitaire en partant de Chamonix via la Mer de Glace, lit-on dans le document.
From the city centre of Chamonix, board a Swiss-style vintage train--dating back to 1908--that chugs its way up the mountains all the way to Montenvers, where you will step out onto an open-air gallery to see the Mer de Glace, Frances largest glacier, extending for over 7 km.
GOING UP: Step on the wonderful Aiguille du Midi cable car from the town centre, and travel up 10,000ft to drool over the Mer de Glace glacier and take in the incredible views from Top Station.
The Mer De Glace - a long and winding glacier that is retreating by up to 100m from the town each year because of global warming.
We walk to the rack and pinion railway which take us to the Mer de Glace, up a further 900m in height to France's largest glacier.
Another not-to-be-forgotten experience was the day we took the funicular railway to the spectacular Mer De Glace, Europe's largest living and moving glacier.
Another not to be forgotten experience was the day we took the funicular railway to the spectacular Mer De Glace, Europe''s largest living and moving glacier.
Froze of passion An Ice School glacier walk on crampons past the crusty crevasses of the Mer de Glace is memorable but requires ice-cool nerves for the giddying climb down cliffhanging ladders.
Take the train to Montenvers - The long way to see the Mer de Glace glacier is to ski down the Vallee Blanche.
In this second programme he picks up the trail of the first Irish at La Mer de Glace, one of Europe's largest glaciers, near Chamonix, France.