Views From The Alps ~ Part Six

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Cirque du Fer à Cheval
Twin of the pyrenean Gavarnie, it’s the most visited and best known site of Sixt Fer à Cheval. Forming the eastern end of the Giffre valley, it is a huge limestone amphitheatre stretched on 4 to 5 km, which steep cliffs are 500 to 700 m high. It is the largest alpine mountain cirque. Dominated by the Corne du Chamois, it is leaning on the jagged sides of the Tenneverge (2985 m). During the month of June, more than thirty waterfalls gush out from its faces.
Its geographical setting provides the Haut-Giffre with considerable precipitation. Added to the fact that the geological folds of this limestone massif converge on the valley of Sixt, this created a dense hydrological network that feeds many waterfalls.

Cirque du Fer à Cheval ~ Sixt Fer à Cheval ~ Haute-Savoie ~ France

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