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Easy Hike to Mer de Glace (1913m) with an adventurous option

Hosted by the Consul of the Geneva Hiking Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 15 Oct 08:30 - 19:00

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Dear hiking friends,
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The weather forecast for coming Sunday looks excellent. Throughout sunny and very mild in the mountains! Therefore here comes the next hike: it is a spectacular hike to Mer de Glace Lac the second largest glacier of the Alpes.

This is an easy hike. The hike means a climb of around 900m.
After we passed Montenvers there is an adventurous option for volunteers to climb down a bunch of steel ladders to the ice stream.
From there we can access the ice and explore crevasses and water creeks on the ice. This is an exciting experience.

We start the hike in the forest and follow the path that winds up through the forest. More and and more golden shining larch trees spread a magic athmosphere over the forest. At the viewpoint above Mer de Glace we will have our lunch break picnic style. So everyone should bring his/her own food to share with others or to save from others :-)

On the way down we follow the same smooth path through the larch tree forest until we reach the parking.

All in all this is a beautiful autumn hike hopefully giving us some colorful impressions of the mountains. Participants should be physically fit (so should be able to run for half an hour without a break!) and need to be secure on their feet. We should be able to make the hike in about Protected content depending on the group size and the speed.

We are meeting on Sunday at 08:30am on Protected content for a prompt leave at 08:45am!

We should arrive at the parking behind Chamonix in Les Bois around 09:45am. The coordinates are: Protected content

Proper equipment (especially a pair of solid hiking shoes) is mandatory! Sun protection, hiking poles and at least 1.5 liters of water are highly recommended!

Looking forward to see you


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Participants needing a ride will pay to the driver or the owner of the car a petrol contribution of 8 Swiss Cent per km in an unasked way. And the peage is also being shared by all passengers. For example: a tour to Chamonix and back is Protected content and would be 12 CHF per passenger for petrol. Additionally ca. 12 EUR peage needs to be shared as well depending on the number of people in the car.

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