Above the village of Chamonix in the French Alps lies the 9km long Argentière Glacier. From up close, the movement of this glacier can be seen in real time as chunks of ice shift and break apart. The river of ice flows all the way down to an elevation of 2,133m (7,000 ft) where it stops at a cliff. Dozens of glaciers encircle the Mont Blanc massif, the highest mountain in Western Europe. Their ice covers a total area of 170 km² (42 mi²). At the head of the valley on the upper right is Mont Dolent, which forms the triple border of France, Switzerland, and Italy.
- Kevin Palmer
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