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.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Mountain Pass
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
When to Go
End Jun - End Sep
7.0 - 12.0 Hours
+1552m / -1011m
15+ Years old
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
Very Difficult (5/5)
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