Here are the French Alps lit up by a sliver of moonlight on a quiet evening in France. The Alps are magical. Stretching over 1000km through eight countries, this is probably the most significant mountain range in Europe. The highest, of course, is Mont Blanc at 4,810.45 m–not too far from this unnamed (significantly smaller) yet still spectacular mountain. I am very happy to say that the Alps are quite close to my home next year, which will make constant Alpine mountain trips a reality!