We spent one more night in Chamonix in order to not be hikers and reclaim our titles of tourists. My biggest regret was that when we took the cablecar to Aiguille du Midi we could see nothing. It was covered in clouds all day long.
However, one of the benefits of that day was taking the train to the Mer de Glace. This is a glacier and it is an important and sad trip. When you arrive you need to take steps down to the glacier. Not because it the destination was designed that way, but because the glacier has receded since the infrastructure was built. The glacier is dyeing before your eyes, and you are allowed to walk inside of it’s tortured mass. It’s a magical excursion, that makes you realize the enormity of climate change.
Next Day: Tour du Mont Blanc – Conclusion