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This is a classic trail and it can be shortened by using the Montervers train on the way up and / or taking the Plan de l’Aiguille cable car down.
The mapped route here starts with a climbs to Montenvers.
On arrival there , it’s worth taking a few minutes to enjoy the setting.
You would be overlooking the stunning Mer de Glace, a tremendous and retreating glacier and the high peaks towering above the Glacier.
Afterwards, take the trail along the Grand Balcon Nord which takes you through the wild, rocky landscape to Plan de l’Aiguille and passing bellow the steep and imposing Aiguilles du Chamonix.