Lesser known than the Mont Blanc Massif, the Aiguilles Rouges, the mountains at the opposite site of the Chamonix valley are at least as spectacular a hiking destination. In fact, the Grand Balcon Sud, Lac Blanc and Col Brevent are parts of Aiguilles Rouges, as well as of Tour de Mont Blanc.
After having completed the Tour de Mont Blanc in 2013, I walked the following four-day itinerary in Aiguilles Rouges:
Le Buet-Refuge de la Pierre à Bérard-Col de Salenton-Lac d´Anterne -Refuge Alfred Wills-Refuge Sales-Col de la Portette-Refuge Platé-Sallanches
- The blueberry pie at Refuge de la Pierre à Bérard.
- The huge bouquetin encountered camping above Refuge de la Pierre à Bérard and the mountains around it.
- Camping at a small lake close to Refuge Moëde Anterne.
- The atmosphere at Refuge Alfred Wills.
- The limestone landshape close to Refuge Platé.
- Marmots resting in the sun and crying to warn others when hikers approach.
Information and maps: Chamonixnet