Aiguillette des Houches

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

A stunning ridgeline run opposite Mont Blanc

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
15 km
Ascent
1.7 km
Descent
240 m
Low Point
1 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
21˚
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Description

This route, on the sunnier side of the valley, travels through forest and high meadows to a dramatic traverse between the Aiguillette des Houches and Brévent, opposite Mont Blanc. But make sure you look the other way too — the views are panoramic, stretching to the jagged Fiz and Aravis mountain ranges. At the finish of the run, you can take the Brévent cable-car down to Chamonix. You could also run trails down to town if you like.

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Difficulty

Difficult

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

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