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Around the Mont Blanc



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    Mont Blanc is signalling to you from the top of its 4 807 metres.
    Its summit is surrounded by a mass of clouds?
    They say that when he has his hat on there's a storm brewing.
    Two big ears seem to appear pointing towards the East?
    They say that Mont Blanc has "gone donkey": snow and rain are on their way.
    The snow from the peak is being blown by the wind?
    They say Mont Blanc is smoking his pipe and the wind will soon be picking up.
    Observe the mountain well and take your time to go around it.
    Around the Mont Blanc


    HIKING IDEAS

    LOOPS

    ONE DAY

    On the Mont de la Saxe
    Leave from Courmayeur, then to Villair, Chalet of the Pré, Tête Bernada, Sapin pass, the Suche then return to Courmayeur
    duration 7 hours

    On the Aiguillette of posettes
    Leave from Montroc-le-Planet then the Tour, the Balme pass, Aiguillette of the Posettes, Tré-le-Champ and return to Montroc-le-Planet
    duration 5 h 10

    Deux days

    Around the Contamines-Montjoie
    1) The Contamines-Montjoie then Bellevue (by Tresse)
    duration 4 h 40

    2) Bellevue then The Contamines-Montjoie by Tricot pass
    duration 5 h


    Around Champex
    1) Champex then fenêtre d'Arpette and Forclaz pass
    duration 7 h 15

    2) Forclaz pass then Bovine and Champex
    duration 5 h 15


    On line

    Two days

    The Balcon Valdotain
    1) Refuge Elisabetta, Courmayeur
    duration 5 h 10

    2) Courmayeur then Testa Bernada and the Lavachey
    duration 7 h 30


    Three days

    Facing Mont-Blanc
    1) Leave from The Houches then Bel Lachat
    duration 2 h 50

    2) Bel Lachat, La Flégère
    duration 5 h

    3) La Flégère, Montroc-le-Planet
    duration 3 h


    Purchase a topo-guide

    To purchase the Around the Mont Blanc Footpath Topo-Guide(GR 5) Ref 028