Tour of Mont Blanc (3)

Photo Catherine Gras

With this third and last post of the series, we pass in Switzerland before returning to France in the Chamonix valley.

The trail takes the Grand Col Ferret to pass through Switzerland, the third country of the Tour du Mont Blanc.

This last part of the tour includes a “mythical” stage, also via a variant: the fenêtre d’Arpette. A climb in a rocky chaos leads to the window, a pass overlooking a glacier that is unfortunately retreating rapidly like all the others we have seen on this tour.

The descent is even more impressive than the ascent, last night in Switzerland in the hamlet of Trient.

The hike ends by returning to the Chamonix valley at the foot of the Mont Blanc.

In this last section, there is one last truly magnificent area: the Aiguilles rouges massif and its lakes where the Mont Blanc range is reflected:

There are many people and it is ideal to be able to get out of the most frequented places of the massif.

At the end of the route in Chamonix, the next morning, the fog hides the magnificent massif that we had so much pleasure to walk.

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