Montenvers Mer de Glace et Signal Forbes is a 14.0 kilometer moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 14.0 km Elevation Gain: 1,373 m Route Type: Point to Point

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This is an extraordinarily challenging yet rewarding hike with spectacular views of the entire Chamonix area.

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rocky
3 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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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Thu Nov 01 2018

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.

hiking
Mon Oct 08 2018

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

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Thu Sep 13 2018

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

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