Monte Bianco dal Miage

Chamonix

Courmayeur

Ascesa Monte Bianco via normale dal Ghiacchiaio del Miage

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Hiking Extreme

Distance
13 km
Ascent
3 km
Descent
114 m
Duration
7-8 hrs
Low Point
2 km
High Point
4.8 km
Gradient
26˚
Monte Bianco dal Miage Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's very remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done between June and September. From a low point of 2 km to the maximum altitude of 4.8 km, the route covers 13 km, 2959 vertical metres of ascent and 114 vertical metres of descent.

Description

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Difficulty

Extreme

Scrambling up mountains and along technical trails with moderate fall exposure. Handholds are necessary to navigate the trail in its entirety, although they are not necessary at all times. Some obstacles can be very large and difficult to navigate, and the grades can often be near-vertical. The challenge of the trail and the steepness of the grade results in very strenuous hiking. Hikes of this difficulty blur the lines between "hiking" and "climbing".

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between June and September

Features

  • Alpine

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