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1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 411' 125 m
Descent: -1,013' -309 m
High: 7,258' 2,212 m
Low: 6,261' 1,908 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 17% (9°)
Max Grade: 66% (33°)

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Trail shared by Nick Wilder

Steep switchbacks to stunning views of the Mer de Glace.

Nick Wilder

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Family Friendly Though steep, there are not many places where you can play around on warm, sunny rocks and gaze at one of the longest glaciers outside the arctic regions.

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From the Grand Balcon Nord: Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers, take the steep switchbacks up several hundred feet before level off and curving around to huge views of the Montets and then the Mer de Glace. There is a huge field of cairns that seems to amuse people... Follow them right to the western edge for the best views of the pointy spires in all directions.

After soaking it in, continue on to the north and follow the switchbacks down to the train station.

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Aug 17, 2018
Christel Lak-Heeffer
Jun 22, 2017
Nick Wilder

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