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Col de la Gliere

Mountain Pass

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7

Our Rating

Good

The Col de la Gliere is a mountain pass at an altitude of 2461m, high above the grand balcon sud between the Flegere and Planpraz lifts. There are 3 mountain lakes nearby: the two Lacs Noir and Lac Cornu. A short traverse brings you over to the nearby Col Cornu


The Col de la Gliere has one main trail running through it taking you from Col Cornu to the Index lift station. The trail contains some metal hand supports on the last bit which is rocky and quite steep. The col gives great views towards the Mont Blanc Massif on one side and distant views towards the Chaine des Aravis beyond Sallanches. In winter the Col de la Gliere is part of a popular ski touring route going from the Cornu lift towards Col de Lac Cornu, Col de la Gliere and then skiing down towards Flegere.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2461m

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Linked Trails & Points of Interest

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Col des Montets to Plan Praz via the Lacs

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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A tough but beautiful trail that takes you from the Col des Montets upto Lac Blanc and from there you traverse the Aiguilles Rouges and visit Lacs Noirs and Lac Cornu

Trail Length

Length

16.45km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

7.0 - 12.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1552m / -1011m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

4.0 - 6.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Lacs Noirs

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Lake

Two small lakes near de Col de la Gliere, reachable using the Index life at Flegere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2550m

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Col Cornu

7

Nearest Town

Good

Mountain Pass

Mountain pass near Lac Cornu high above the Grand Balcon Sud

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2406m

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Lac Cornu

7

Nearest Town

Good

Lake

Pictoresque lake located north from the Col du Cornu

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2276m

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La-Haut Index-Flegere

7

Nearest Town

Good

Snack Bar

High altitude snack bar located next to the Index Chair lift at Flegere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2400m

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Longitude:

6.856668

Latitude:

45.96058

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