James Bond Track

Aiguille du Midi

Chamonix

Les Planards

The "James Bond" track; hero skiing home after the Vallée Blanche

Freeride Skiing Moderate

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
144 m
Descent
504 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
36˚
James Bond Track Map

From below the end of the Mer de Glace, look out for the ski tracks leading to the 10-20 min bootpack that leads up to the buvette des Mottets, where you can enjoy a drink after carrying your skis for a while. Enjoy the 4x4 track 'James Bond' style all the way back down to Chamonix. It is not always in good condition early or later in the season - be sure it is OK before planning on going down this way or you are in for an incredibly long walk! When snowy and in good condition, the line features countless fun hairpins and fast straights through the forest.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, December

Features

  • Trees
  • Glacier
  • Walk Required

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