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Breathtaking views in Chamonix Valley, France

The rounded peak of western Europe's tallest peak, Mont Blanc, is seen from a mountain trail above the Chamonix Valley, France.

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By JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS AND MATT MILLHAM | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 9, 2013

Chamonix, France, is home to Mount Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps. Located about 500 kilometers south of Stuttgart, Germany, the Chamonix Valley offers beautiful hiking trails. But with elevations ranging between 6,000 and 8,000 feet, the trip is not for the faint of heart.

Matt Millham, a Stars and Stripes reporter, drinks from a mountain stream during an overnight hiking trip in Chamonix, France.
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