La Jonction

'La Jonction' a must for all those fit enough! Take the seemingly slowest chair lift in the world to the foot of the Bossons glacier at 1425 m. The path winds up easily through the woods to the Chalet des Pyramides (1895 m). From here, the trail Zig-zags steeply up the spine of the Montagne de la Côte, following the route that Paccard and Balmat took on their first ascension of the Mont Blanc. Arrive at the top (2589 m.) above the 'Gite à Balmat' to witness one of the most incredible natural sights in Europe ; two glaciers being split by the granite spine, creating a massive field of chaotic ice sculptures. Return by the same path with a stop at the The Chalet du Glacier des Bossons for refreshments.

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Walk time: 
7.5 hours
Altitude Change: 
1164 meter gain, 1164 meter loss
Grade: 
Hard