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Circuit les Gaillands - Aig. des Houches - Brévent
Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
22.5 km 1810 m 1820 m
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« Long » circuit with lots of climbing, which has the advantage of an exceptional panorama and a diversified technical training terrain. The Brévent sector is rocky, but the paths are always well marked.
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Les Pélerins train station (bus station line 1), upon reaching the lakeside, take the path between the road and the lake for 50m. Cross the road to pick up the signpost 171. From the Lac des Gaillands, the ascent, which is long but regular, is tackled rapidly. Interrupted at Merlet by a short descent, then at Chailloux by a rolling section, the ascent slope steepens before the summit of the Aiguillette des Houches. After a look around at the view, a traversing descent leads to the Col de Bellachat (a return trip to the hut of the same name is possible from here) to make the final assault on the last, more technical, section up to the Brévent (a there-and-back trip to the summit at 2525m, for one of the most outstanding panoramas). Surrounded now by a more rocky environment, the Col de Brévent is rejoined via a technical and untamed traverse. This is the start of a long descent to the valley. After a 1st section which runs along the side of some steep slopes, the Gardes footpath takes the route across onto the Plan Lachat, the final stage of the long descent.
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Passage Description Alt. Dist. D+ D- Dist. D+ D-
Trace n°781
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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (74)
Trail-running marking : no
Dominant terrain : Footpath
Maximal altitude : 2464 m
Minimal altitude : 1015 m
Longest ascent : 730 m
Longest descent : 1550 m
Estimated duration : 3h45 / 7h30
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