aiguille


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aiguille

[‚ā′gwēl]
(engineering)
A slender form of drill used for boring or drilling a blasthole in rock.
(geology)
The needle-top of the summit of certain glaciated mountains, such as near Mont Blanc.

aiguille

A slender form of drill used for boring or drilling a blasthole in rock.
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We took the cable car up to Aiguille du Midi which is the highest point in the Alps before you have to summit Mont Blanc.
Out of the 16 awards across various categories, the Aiguille d'Or is considered the most prestigious.
If you do spot the occasional bunch of skiers, racing down the glacier, these are the very same ones that began their treacherous Vallee Blanche off-piste trail, high up in the Aiguille du Midi.
3,901-metre Aiguille d'Argentiere peak, also after a fall.
Two Finnish climbers aged 25 and 40 were killed in the same range last week, falling into a crevasse on the approach to Aiguille de Blaitiere.
Hyvert was last seen alive on March 1, 1982, when aged 23, he took off on a solitary climb up the western side of the Aiguille Verte mountain, part of the Mont Blanc massif that straddles the French-Italian border, before bad weather set in in the afternoon.
In 2012, thanks to the lessons learned through these achievements, TAG Heuer won the world's most coveted watchmaking award, the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix Aiguille d'Or.
Le Cristal de Jade is the biggest new development in Chamonix for a number of years and will sit at the foot of the Aiguille di Midi cable car, which sends skiers to an altitude of 3,842 metres.
MORNING I'd wake up early in Chamonix, France, and get the first lift up to the top of the Aiguille du Midi for a long day of powder riding.
With Etretat: Sunset, Monet painted a cliff known as the Falaise d'Aval along with the arch Porte d'Aval overlapping a tall, needle-shaped rock spire known as Aiguille (the Needle) that stands just offshore.
I decided to propose in the Skywalk on top of the mountain Aiguille Du Midi.
In Scotland, there's the wonderful Cape Wrath Classic route, Ardudwy Way in Wales, two Lake District short break trails, as well as the Mont Aiguille trail in south-eastern France.