Col de Salenton

Arve Valley

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

La Poya

From Chamonix to Le Buet through the Aiguilles Rouges

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
25 km
Ascent
1.5 km
Descent
2.1 km
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
27˚
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Col de Salenton Map

Description

This remote route takes you over the back of the Aiguilles Rouges via Col du Brevent to the hidden Diosaz valley. The entire run goes though nature reserves, so you are likely to see marmots, Ibex and even bearded vultures. There are two refuges and plenty of water along the way. If you want to climb a 3000m mountain, there’s an optional out and back summit – Mont Buet - accessible from the Col du Salenton. Finish with a river-side cruise down to the historic Hotel de Buet, from where you catch the train back to Chamonix.

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Difficulty

Difficult

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

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