Plan de l'Aiguille to the Mer de Glace

Plan de l'Aiguille to the Mer de Glace: - Take the cable car from Chamonix up to the Aiguille du Midi to admire the stunning view from 3800m. On the way back down, get off at the middle lift station, and take the path along the Grand Balcon Nord, high above Chamonix. Stop at Forbes Point to admire the Mer de Glace glacier, before walking down to the glacier. Here you can visit the ice cave dug into the side of the glacier, very touristy, but hugely interesting all the same! Either walk back down to Chamonix or take the Montenvers rack-and-pinion train. This is a superb day out for even the most casual of walkers!

Walk time: 
2.5 hours
Altitude Change: 
150 metres gain, 540 metres loss