Browsing the "Aiguilles Rouges Massif" Tag

Les Aiguilles Rouges is a massif whose landscapes rank among the most beautiful in the Alps and offer magnificent hiking routes due to the diversity of both the fauna and the local flora. Classified in 1974 as a nature reserve, the Massif des Aiguilles Rouges covers an area of about 3.2 hectares. The Aiguilles are called “red” because of the oxidation state of the iron in the gneiss. Among the most popular hikes in the massif, we can immediately mention Lac Blanc (2352 m) whose location offers some of the most picturesque views of the Mont-Blanc Massif. Further west, the Aiguilles Rouges are marked by Lac Cornu (2276 m), Lacs Noirs (2540 m), Le Brévent and Aiguillette des Houches (2285 m) just above Parc de Merlet. For hikers thirsting for exceptional excursions, crossing the Balcon Sud from Col des Montets to the village of Les Houches will be an unforgettable experience!

Lac Blanc

7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Lac Blanc is one of the greatest classics of the Chamonix Valley that will make hikers discover a grand panorama of the beauty of high mountains. The itinerary I propose describes a loop that leads from Lac Blanc to Lacs des Chéserys

Aiguillette des Houches

8 June 2014 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Aiguillette des Houches is a magnificent stroll in the heart of the Mont-Blanc Massif that takes part of the Tour du Mont Blanc. With its sumptuous views of the Mont Blanc Massif, this hike will undoubtedly remain an unforgettable

Lac Cornu and Lacs Noirs

25 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve offers hikers many itineraries in a majestic setting, facing the Mont Blanc Massif. The Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs remain one of those marvels revealing themselves to the gaze of the amazed observer. Requiring little effort, the route involves steep

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