Mountain landscape: Mont Blanc and Les Bossons Glacier, Chamonix, France

A panoramic view of the French slopes of Mont Blanc and the Bossons Glacier as it drops down into Chamonix in France.

A panoramic view of the French slopes of Mont Blanc and the Bossons Glacier as it drops down into Chamonix in France.

Sharing a mountain landscape image from a recent non-work trip to the Alps which captures the summit of Mont Blanc and Les Bossons Glacier above Chamonix in France. (You can view a larger size of this image in my ‘Mountain Panoramas’ gallery).

You can see tourists and climbers on the left for scale plus there's a group of climbers heading up the steep, serac-strewn slopes that are down and to the left of the summit. (I think these slopes are the popular Trois Monts route to the summit but the trail stops half-way up the slope. If anyone can tell me why folk would be traversing under ice seracs at 11am when the sun is shining, I'm really curious to know - my understanding being that's just silly dangerous and folk usually summit Mont Blanc at dawn when the slopes are frozen).