The Glacier d'Argentiere is a glacier at the north-eastern side of the Chamonix Valley that flows down in a north-western direction towards the town of Argentiere. The glacier is one of the largest in the Mont Blanc Massif being fed by a large circle of high peaks all around it. The terminal tongue of the glacier has split from the main glacier but it still consistantly fed by ice fall from the main glacier so unlikely to completely disappear any time soon.
The closest you can get to the glacier is by using the trail that runs on the western side of the glacier. There are multiple view points along this trail and there is also a path giving direct access to the glacier. Getting on the glacier is quite popular but we cannot in good conscience advise you to do so without a guide, crampons and ropes.
If you want to see the glacier up close then we got a fantastic trail that starts at the Plan Joran gondola mountain station and then visits the glacier before proceeding to the nearby Chalet Refuge de Lognan.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this glacier.
A wonderful exploration trail getting up close with the Glacier d'Argentiere and a visit to the Chalet Refuge de Lognan. Amazing views and a spectacular glacier.
When to Go
Start Jul - End Sep
2.0 - 3.0 Hours
+474m / -474m
9+ Years old
1.3 - 2.0 Hours
Location & Map
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