Photographer's Note

La Mer de Glace is an alpine glacier located on the north face of Mont Blanc and formed the junction of three smaller glaciers: glacier Tacul of Leschaux and Talèfre. It measures a total of seven kilometers long, its thickness is about two hundred meters and its surface is about forty square miles.
La Mer de Glace is the second largest glacier in the Alps, after the Aletsch Glacier. In length, it is anticipated, however, also the Aletsch glacier, the glacier Fiesch located in Switzerland.

Its summit rises to 2 140 meters, at the junction between the glacier and Tacul Leschaux Glacier (glacier Talèfre joined that of Leschaux shortly before). His tongue terminal is located at an altitude of 1 400 meters.
La Mer de Glace has a certain tourist attraction: tourists can easily access it through the railways Montenvers. Montenvers The site, located just upstream of the terminal tongue of the glacier, offers an excellent view of the Mer de Glace.

Montenvers is also known for its famous ice grotto carved each year into the side of the glacier since 1946. It has several rooms that are decorated with ice sculptures.

The outlet stream of the Mer de Glace, Arveyron called, is a major tributary of the Arve.


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