Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
A morning train ride to Montroc near Le Tour leads to a steep run to tree line, culminating at the gorgeous summit of Aiguillette des Posettes.
Highlights include relatively quiet trails and extensive panoramic views of the entire Chamonix valley and over to Switzerland.
There's room to vary the route too, with an optional chairlift and gondola to shorten the descent, or you can easily extend the run with a flowing descent back to Chamonix from Le Tour, on trails through woods and villages. Check out Run the Alps trip options here: https://runthealps.com