5 - 6
FATMAP difficulty grade
Brevent/Plan Praz (BLACK and Blue Options) 15km 1200m.
6,5km 200m The route starts at the Plan Praz lift station in Chamonix and climbs the home-run ski piste to the La Parsa chair lift and the Brevent ski area.
The route then tracks south west to the top of the Plan Praz telecabine at 2000m.
The route then takes the 4x4 tracks that head North east towards La Flegere.
The view is stunning and constantly changing as you make your way along the saddle.
The furthest point reached is the Flegere- Plan Praz liaison telepherique.
At this point the footpath around the gully to Flegere is non-accessible being narrow and having steps cut into the cliff.
Descend back to Chamonix via the same ski piste.
The complete route is BLACK because the climb is very steep in places and you will definitely need a strong push. The Blue option is to take the lift to and from Chamonix and enjoy the magnificent views as you traverse along the saddle between Plan Praz and Flegere.
(The Quadrix does not fit into the telecabine so you will need to take the lift in your day wheelchair and the Quadrix will meet you at the top or take a narrower all terrain chair) (GPS routing starts and ends at the Plan Praz lift station in Chamonix - Brevent.gpx).