Inauguration of glacier orientation table at Mont Blanc, France.
Mont Blanc (1), France.
Flash title frame in French (too fast to catch in total) - mentions inauguration of glacier orientation table.
Tracking shot from cable car crossing a gap; approaching mountain. CU conductor; w/ cable at 45 degree angle; moving past mountain in BG. Tracking shot from the cable car looking down at rocks; snow in patches. Then shot from above of car approaching; mountains in BG. Another DS from the moving car; this time showing shadow of the cable car moving. Tracking shot looking out side of car - moving downward past rocky crags. Side view cable car; pan right as it approaches building on mountain at end of its line
Group of people sitting on mountain - w/ valley thousands of feet below in BG. 2 French flags mounted. The people don't look like mountaineers - many men wearing suits; women in dresses; they are gathered for inauguration ceremony of glacier orientation table.
DS octagonal table w/ people standing round it.; bottle of champagne on table. Woman picks up bottle; steps back; & flings it against table. Bottle of course breaks; she retrieves piece & sets it on table. GV looking toward the group on the plateau; standing behind fence; w/ sign 'Table d'Orientation'; mountain peak in BG. Scenic view panning out over mountains (Alps).