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Grand Balcon Nord

Grand Balcon Nord

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Recommended by 29 out of 30 hikers


  • Steph Lightfoot

    A classic Chamonix valley trail - one to add to the list. The Balcon Nord connects the Plan de l'Aiguille to the Montenvers station. Breathtaking views of the valley, needles, glaciers in all directions!

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    • October 18, 2021

  • Rainer

    An incredibly beautiful tour between the middle station of the Aguille du Midi cable car (Plan du Midi) in Chamonix and Montenvers. You should definitely include the detour via Signal, because from there the view is incomparable! Coming from Plan du Midi, you buy it with a crisp but short ascent, from Montenvers it is much longer. However, the Caves de Glace were already closed from 3:30 p.m. (September), which we would have easily reached if we had taken the tour from Montenvers. But from Plan du Midi we mostly had the sun behind us and the mountain panorama was beautifully lit.

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    • September 11, 2020

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Location: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Bonneville, France


  • Distance0.75 mi
  • Uphill250 ft
  • Downhill300 ft

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