The Tête de Balme is the summit of the Balme mountain at the far north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley, above the hamlet of Le Tour. The summit sits at an altitude of 2321 meters. The summit features a stone border marker which marks the border between France and Switzerland. The summit is a round top covered in grass and offers great views all around including views into the Chamonix Valley, Lac Emosson and Loriaz, Mont Buet and towards the Croix de Fer on the swiss side. The nearby Refuge de Col de Balme is a popular stop for people doing the Tour du Mont Blanc.
In winter the Belle Place chair lift stops just below the Tête de Balme. In summer the easiest access is by taking the Charamillon gondola from Le Tour and then taking the Autannes chair lift. From there its an easy traverse to the Refuge de Col de Balme and short climb to the Tete de Balme.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Summit
A great discovery loop of the Aiguillette des Posettes and the Montagne de Balme above Le Tour on the north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley
When to Go
Mid Jun - Start Oct
4.0 - 6.0 Hours
+1171m / -1171m
15+ Years old
2.0 - 3.0 Hours
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