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Location address: France, Rhône-Alpes
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Ian Fleming, when writing the fictional biography of James Bond, mentioned that Bond’s parents were killed in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix, when the future secret agent was eleven-year-old. He also mentions them in his novel From Russia, with Love.
The Aiguilles Rouges (“Red Peaks”) are a crystalline mountainous massif of the French Prealps, opposite the Mont Blanc massif. The color of the iron rich gneiss (metamorphique) mountains gives the range its name. The highest summit is the Aiguille du Belvédère at 2,965 metres (9,728 ft). At the southern end of the range, Le Brévent at 2,525 metres (8,284 ft) is accessible by a cable car in the Planpraz and the Brévent sections.