Photographer's Note

Glacier des Bossons is a cascade of ice (the largest in Europe) which descends from the summit of Mont Blanc (Alps).

It arises from the French side of Mont Blanc (4 810 m), among the red rocks (4 364 m) and the dome of Taste (4 304 m).

It pours into the valley of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, above the village of Bossons which gives it its name. His tongue terminal has now receded, but it was about 1 200 meters above sea level in the 1980s. She then served as a school of ice for the company of guides from Chamonix.

In the late nineteenth century, the glacier descended into the valley, where he threatened to cut off the road. He declined to 1 200 meters from the extensions observed in the early twentieth century.

The disaster of the Malabar Princess was held November 3, 1950. A Lockheed Constellation Air India crashed near the Rock of Tournette at 4 677 m above sea level, making 48 victims (no survivors).

Fifteen years later, January 24, 1966, Kanchenjunga, a Boeing 707 of the same company, Air India, with its 117 people aboard, crashed at almost the same place, leaving no survivors. It was on a flight between Bombay and New York. The victims included Homi Jehangir Bhabha a father of Indian nuclear program.


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