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Chamonix

(shämônē`), town (1990 pop. 10,062), Haute-Savoie dept., E France, at the foot of Mont Blanc. The principal base for climbing Mont Blanc and for visiting the Mer de Glace, it is a popular summer and winter resort. The Chamonix valley was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics. It has the world's highest (12,605 ft/3,842 m) aerial cable car and is linked by tunnel (7.5 mi/12.1 km) with Courmayeur, Italy.

Chamonix

 

a mountain valley in eastern France, along the upper course of the Arve River (a tributary of the Rhone). Elevations range from 1,000 m to 1,500 m. Chamonix is a U-shaped valley into which glaciers, including a tongue of the Mer de Glace, descend from the Mont Blanc Massif. The valley has pastures and meadows and is at one end of the tunnel through Mont Blanc.

Chamonix

a town in SE France, in the Alps at the foot of Mont Blanc: skiing and tourist centre. Pop.: 9830 (1999)
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Experienced mountaineer David Tapsfield, 28, was swept down a mountain near Chamonix after a fall triggered an avalanche.
A Chamonix police spokesman said: "He gave him first aid and the man was taken by helicopter to hospital but, sadly, he died."
Mont Buet in Chamonix, where >skier David Tapsfield lost his life
David, a former pupil at the Bluecoat School in Wavertree, slipped when snow gave way on a ridge in the Massif du Mont-Blanc area of Chamonix.
Chamonix and Electra Partners have acquired the business and assets of Peverel and all its operating subsidiaries, which includes the management of retirement and other residential properties, retirement property sales and insurance services.
By day, hit the slopes in Chamonix and snowboard or ski in the adventure sports capital of Europe.
Jim Milne,Mr Evans'S stepfather, said sponsored walks of Snowdon and a Three Peaks Challenge had taken place to raise money for search and rescue teams in Chamonix and elsewhere, in memory of the former Manchester Metropolitan University student .
The five star complex is near the centre of Chamonix but in a quiet location close to the railway station.
NESTLED in a beautiful valley in the French Alps and overlooked by majestic Mont Blanc, Chamonix is a superb place to go for a bracing, refreshing break almost all-year round.
Ian Jackson, aged 18, from Middlesbrough, made a mistake with his ropes while abseiling down after a climb in Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.
But the floating flight down over the valley made up for my slightly soggy camera and chaffed face, and the message was clear: Chamonix offers far more than simply skiing if you leave the beaten track to find it.