Climbers on Mer de Glace glacier

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Mer de Glace, the "Sea of Ice" has melted over the past 100 years so that ladders must be climbed to reach the foot of the glacier.  Climbers practice walking up inclines in crampons.  Mountain guides lead many groups over the ice to experience the glacier.
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Mer de Glace, the "Sea of Ice" has melted over the past 100 years so that ladders must be climbed to reach the foot of the glacier. Climbers practice walking up inclines in crampons. Mountain guides lead many groups over the ice to experience the glacier.
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