In Ian Fleming's penultimate James Bond novel, You Only Live Twice, he reveals that Bond was orphaned at the age of 11. It's a rare look at the backstory of Bond and the Alps making a final appearance in the novels. James' father Andrew Bond was married to Monique Delacroix, a Swiss citizen, a storyline which was influenced by a romance Fleming had with Monique Panchaud de Bottens whilst studying in Geneva. Fleming goes on to describe the demise of his father and mother in a climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges on an unnamed route.
The Aiguilles Rouges is a mountain range on the north side of the Chamonix valley, partly designated as a nature reserve and mostly used for hiking. The Red Needles take their colour from the gneiss rocks that form them and are popular with rock climbers and boulderers, the popular routes are around Planpraz and Le Brévent. It's an unusual location to choose as most of the alpine climbing in the valley takes place on the south side of the valley on the Mont Blanc massif with many notable routes, many of which are the site of accidents.
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