Stage 10 Tre Le Champ – La Flegere

Aiguilles Rouges


Quick Facts

Country: France

Distance: 8km (or 9km with Col des Montets variant)
Passes: Tete aux Vents 2132m
Altitude gain: 733m
Altitude loss: 257m

Accommodation options: Lac Blanc (Refuge), La Flegere (Refuge)

Alternate route: Tre-le-Champ – Col des Montets – La Flegere


Stage Description

The path climbs mostly across forested slopes to the base of steep granite cliffs where in places a section of iron ladders are used to help negotiate the track. It is a superb walk along the Grand Balcon Sud, which is one of the most popular and famed sections of path in the Alps with views of Glacier d’Argentière and the rocky spires of the Chamonix Aiguilles. This is the best place along the TMB to see Ibex which can be spotted from the path. The option to walk to Lac Blanc is well worth the detour as the refuge there offers incredible views and the glacial lakes are beautiful to relax by on a sunny day.

Highlights – click to see in Image Gallery

 Chamois above the Chamonix valley
The Grand Balcon 

Refuge at Lac Blanc

Lac Blanc 

Ladders on trail