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Medium Hike to Lac Blanc (2352m) - A True Classic!

Hosted by the Consul of the Geneva Hiking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 16 Sep 08:30 - 19:00

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Dear hiking friends,
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After a longer break it is time to enjoy the late summer in the mountains again. The weather forecast for coming Sunday looks very good! Sunny and moderate temperatures. Therefore let us escape to the mountains and do a beautiful circular hike to the Lac Blanc Protected content above Chamonix. This is a true classic!

It is a medium hike because technically we will master some "via ferrata elements". Which means we have to climb a couple of ladders and make use of some chains and steel bars.
Physically the hike means an ascend of around Protected content so participants need to be fit and secure on their feet.

We start the hike from the car parking on Col des Montets (ca. Protected content about 5 km behind Argentiere. The path starts winding up firstly through a beautiful larch tree forest and then over more and more rocky terrain. Here we will make use of numerous ladders and chains and climb further until we reach the gorgeous Lacs des Cheserys. After another half an hour we reach Lac Blanc and the refuge there which is hopefully still open. Here we will have our lunch break picnic style and enjoy the fanstastic view on the Mont Blanc Massif perhaps even with a homemade blueberry cake. Everyone should bring his/her own food to share with others or to save from others :-) or get it from the refuge.
On the way down we follow a different path passing some little lakes and finally descend to the parking.

All in all this is a very scenery hike that leads us to probably the best view point opposite the Mont Blanc Massif. We should be able to make the hike in about 6 hours depending on the group size and the speed.

We are meeting on Sunday at Protected content

We should arrive at the parking on Col des Montets around 10:00 am. The coordinates are: 45°59'50.32"N and 6°55'34.27"E.

Proper equipment (especially a pair of solid hiking shoes) is mandatory! Sun protection, hiking poles and at least 2 liters of water are highly recommended!

After you have signed in please check on Saturday eve your mailbox, because I will send a message with the latest updates on logistics, weather etc.

Looking forward to see you on Sunday


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Unfortunately there are always some candidates signing in, not reacting on any message and finally not showing up! Pretty annoying that they block other candidates' spaces who really would have liked to join!

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.

As with every other event, by signing up, you release me from all responsibility in case of accidents, injuries, illnesses and disappointments that you might experience during this activity. I am not a professional travel agent or mountain guide. Just using this platform to have fun and bring people with similar interests together and to enjoy the nature. Join at your own risk. You are responsible for your own safety and your own satisfaction during this event.