La Jonction

Chamonix

A tough climb to the junction of two glaciers

Trail Running Severe

Distance
16 km
Ascent
1.7 km
Descent
1.7 km
Low Point
1 km
High Point
2.6 km
Gradient
32˚
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Description

This route packs in a significant climb from the bottom of the Chamonix valley up to La Jonction – the meeting place of the Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers. You’ll get stunning close-up views of the Bossons glacier – the longest ice-fall in Europe - along the second half of the route, and reach a unique high point at 2589m beside the granite ‘aiguilles’, and creaking glaciers.

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Difficulty

Severe

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

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