Le Col de la Fenêtre

Le Col de la Fenêtre. From the Signal at the top of the two cabin lifts up from Les Contamines, walk up to the ridge line past the Lac de Roselette, and then traverse the scree slope under the Roselette peak. Climbing up into a combe, it is a short steep hike up to the Col de Fenêtre (2245 m.) The arrival at the Col is stunning. Superb views of the pastures of the Beaufortain on one side of the col contrast sharply with the rugged Mont Blanc rearing up on the other side. From here, follow the path through the boulder fields of the Plan de la Fenêtre, until you arrive arrive at La Balme Refuge (1708m.)where the path joins the old Roman road (which is also the Tour de Mont Blanc footpath) and heads back to Les Contamines.

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Walk time: 
6.5 hours
Altitude Change: 
370 meter gain, 1035 meter loss
Grade: 
Moderate