Sharon + Ken  2007
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Vallée des Glaciers

This walk can be reached by bicycle as a side-trip from the road up from Bourg St Maurice to Cormet de Roselend.

Sharon approaching the Refuge des Mottets

Ken and the Aiguille des Glaciers mountain

We walked easily down the dirt road back to our start at la Ville des Glaciers

Grand Balcon Nord

This walk starts and finishes in Chamonix - (with mechanical transport available for avoiding vertical effort at the start or finish)

Sharon walking north toward the Dru and Aiguille Verte peaks

north part of Chamonix valley with Col des Montets just "around the corner" left at upper end of valley -- and the Aiguilles Rouges mountains above cloud

Aiguille du Midi with observation tower on top

Desert de Platé

A steep hike whose trailhead can be reached by bicycle as a side-trip from normal bicycle route between Sallanches and Chamonix.

partway up the climb, looking south across the valley to St Gervais and the snowy Aiguille des Glaciers mountain

gentler at the top . . . with some chalets . . . one serving snacks

Sharon going back down taking a route thru the cliffs, with Mont Blanc beyond

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