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Grande Jorasses

The Grandes Jorasses are located in the Mont Blanc massif between the Haute Savoie in France and the Aosta Valley in Italy. The mountain group is only slightly lower than its well-known neighbor, the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. About the Grandes Jorasses The Grandes Jorasses is a mountain group in the Mont Blanc massif of which the highest peak has an elevation of 4208 meters. The group is a collection of six summits linked by a 1 kilometer long ridge. The six summits are: Pointe Young (3996m), Punta Margherita (4066m), Punta Elena (4045m), Pointe Croz (4110m), Pointe Whymper (4184m) and Pointe Walker (4208m), the highest peak. The first ascent of the Pointe Walker, the highest summit,...

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Aiguille de Triolet

Facts About Aiguille de Triolet. Aiguille de Triolet stands at 3870m above sea level at the Mont Blanc massif. This stood between the boundary of Aosta Valley in Italy and Haute Savoie in France. A rather complex peak to climb. It split the basins of Argentiere in the north and the Talefre in the west through its big glaciers at the French side of the mountain. The peak started a massif that included Aiguille Verte, Les Droits and Les Courtes. How to reach the peak of Aiguille de Triolet? Drive from Train du Montenvers-Mer de Glace in Chamonix. Follow the path from Place de la Mer towards Avenue Cachat le Geant, about 120m. Turn right to the D1506 part of...

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Aiguilles de Trélatéte

Facts About Aiguilles de Trélatéte. Aiguilles de Trélatéte is a mountain right between the boundary of the Italian Alps and the French Alps. Standing at 3920m above sea level. Its Italian address is at Valle d'Aosta (Aosta Valley), Italy. And its French address is at Haute Savoie, France. It is more often climbed from the Italian side despite being on the west side of the Mont Blanc massif. How to get to the peak of Aiguilles de Trélatéte? Before reaching the peak, you must reach one of the huts to stop over first. Recommended hut is the Rifugio Elisabetta Soldini. Start by driving from the La Visaille. Cross the bridge to the closed car road. That route takes about 3...

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Aiguille Verte

Facts About Aiguille Verte. Aiguille Verte is found in the same city as the Mont Blanc massif right in Haute Savoie, France. This mountain stands at 4122m above sea level. Tourists come here as it is one of the top skiing summits today. You start at the point though is found at Valais, Switzerland. Its beauty rivaled the views from the summit of Mont Blanc itself and Grande Jorasses. How to get to the summit of Aiguille Verte? Take the route towards Refuge du Couvercle starting from Montenvers. Hike towards Refuge d'Envers de Aiguilles. Go down to the western side of Mer de Glace. This path leads you to Les Echelles. Walking takes about 20 minutes at least. Climb another...

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