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On the slopes of a Mount Joly in Haute-Savoie

 

Sunrise on Mt Joly - © Norbert Pousseur

Sunrise at about 5 am in the morning at the top of Mont-Joly.
Traditional ballad from 4 to 5 hours of low mountain range
by the walkers of the Contamines-Montjoie.
View taken with Rolleiflex in the 1965s...
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 1965 - Neg 6x6 - 996 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 

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Mont-Joly, a mountain which dominates the village Contamines-Montjoie.

When during your childhood a mountain is constantly under your eyes, abrupt and black facade of schists or dark green of forests, but with shoulders of green high mountain pastures all in curvature, it comes one moment when you want to celebrate it !

Taking advantage of a short recent stay having allowed me to complete some views those whom I already possessed, here is a page to speak about this Mount that I often traveled in my youth.

Towards in the bottom(stocking) of slopes, in the bed of one of the torrents, opens an excavation that my brothers had explored. The legend, they told me wanted that this underground passage crosses the mountain and results in the sides of Megève, iin the parallel valley in Contamines. I have never known if this story had a beginning of the truth, but actually Mont-Joly separates these two villages, them while connecting, from part and from others, by its slopes skiers marked out by chairlifts and others go back ski tows.

A former scholar who has long lived in the Contamines, Father Henri Lacombe, thought that the name "Joly" was a distortion of Jupiter, and that this mountain was devoted to Roman times to the king of the gods ... Once up there with a large panorama of the Mont-Blanc chain and the Aravis and other summits of the Massif Beaufortain, we understand that the elders were able to devote this summit to Jupiter.

 

I already talked a bit about Contamines in another page, about the pilgrimage from 15 August in Notre-Dame-de-la Gorge..

As well as around a hike in the snow and mist


Photography's mini series of 2015

General presentation The same in spanish : Sobre las pendientes de un Monte Joly en Haute-Savoie The same in french : Sur les pentes d'un Mont Joly en Haute Savoie

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Joly, from Contamines - © Norbert Pousseur

The village of Les Contamines, at dusk, the same Mt Joly.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 2015 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_4060 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Mt Joly, neighborhood of the hamlet of Tresse - © Norbert Pousseur

The road from St Gervais, Mont Joly.
It is conceivable that easily break 5 hours to climb to the summit,
walking the trail by this face.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 1997 - Neg 6x6 - n120a97p34v02 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Bike descent of Mt Joly - © Norbert Pousseur

MTB downhill slopes of Mont Joly, around Nicolas de Véroce.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 2015 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_3971 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Scarecrow at Mt Joly- © Norbert Pousseur

Scarecrow in pens for chickens on the slopes of Mont-Joly.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 2015 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_3961- Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Parasol at Mt Joly - © Norbert Pousseur

Waiting for relaxation and meals in the sun, on the slopes of Mont-Joly.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 2015 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2f_3987 - Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Chamois in Mt Joly - © Norbert Pousseur

Along the stream flowing on black slate Mont Joly, a chamois.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 1999 - Neg 6x6 x - n120a99p160v03- Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 


 

Black sand at  Mt Joly - © Norbert Pousseur

The black sand of black slate Mont Joly.
Les Contamines-Montjoie - 1999 - Neg 6x6 x -- n120a99p157v04- Photograph Norbert Pousseur

 

General presentation The same in spanish : Sobre las pendientes de un Monte Joly en Haute-Savoie The same in french : Sur les pentes d'un Mont Joly en Haute Savoie

 

 

 

 

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