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Montenvers Mer de Glace and Signal Forbes is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

Length 8.7 mi Elevation gain 4,504 ft Route type Point to Point
Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Cave Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Scramble Snow No dogs
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C'est une randonnée extraordinaire et stimulante, bien que difficile de part son fort dénivelé. Le sentier vous donnera des vues spectaculaires sur toute la région de Chamonix.

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Nir Tzur
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HikingRocky

Started the track at the du midi cable midpoint. Took us about 3 hours to get to Mer de Glass. Beautiful track. excellent views of Chamonix valley. Took the Montervers train back to Chamonix.

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KC Connors
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Hiking

I believe this is the trail between Mer de Glacé and Aguille du midi. It is a pretty easy trail and covers avalanche areas. The direction from the glacier to Mont Blanc is uphill.

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Muneel Zaidi
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Hiking

Once you find the trailhead sign, it’s very easy to stay on the trail. We only hiked up to the vista point (another wood sign about 500-600 feet vertically from base). Almost all switchbacks to get there and very high gradient hiking. It was wet from rain earlier in the day and we were able to make it up with our slipping. You can see the whole valley at the vista, very cool view. It rained on our way down, so we took our time as slipping on the way down was a concern. Very accessible and easy hike if you only go up to the vista, the whole loop looks much more difficult. Took about 25 minutes to get to vista from base. Not recommended for children or people not fit for very steep climb.

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Mitchie Qiao
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Hiking

Take your time on this trail and the views are amazing.

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Colin Ress
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Hiking
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Awesome trail up. Not enough time to finish the loop. Will do it again leaving earlier.

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Stone Conroy
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Gaetan Boulet
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James Jones
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Tim Salomaki
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Herve Muller
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Adrienne Henderson
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Yana Daneva
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Clém Frmt
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Patrick Maillard
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Siqi Liu
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Jessica Marshall
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April Rameé
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Caroline Alias Bobette
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Charles Coutu
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Caroline Alias Bobette
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