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Petit Balcon sud : Argentière- Les Tines

  •  - © © Patrice Labarbe
  •  - © © Patrice Labarbe

Difficulty : easyOne-way timing : 1h15Distance : 4kmStarting point altitude : 1247mHighest point : 1290mElevation gain : 88mElevation losses : 217mGPX Track : DownloadPoint of interest heritage - village

This run is going throuth the valley, you can join Les Tines from Argentière.
It giving continious views over the valley and the Mont-Blanc massif.

In Argentiere, near the railway bridge on the RN 506 (main road), turn right along
the Chemin de la Corne a Bouc, which is where the Petit Balcon Sud really starts
with. It is a pleasant walk up through the forest behind the chalets of Argentiere.
Cross the wide Lioutraz couloir, which has been the scene of some huge
avalanches in winter. The easy path continues alongside the railway line. After
the avalanche shelter on the right, you will pass some cliffs where climbers are
often training: les Plaques Bellin. Soon you will find yourself above the pictures que village of la Joux and a place known as la Chauffriaz. Cross an area of fallen rocks: walk quickly here as rock and stone falls are possible. The path takes you into the forest and winds down towards the Pont de la Corruaz in les Tines.

More information at the Tourist Office, High Mountain Office and in our hiking guide.
Careful : Tracks conditions may change, let us remind you to be well-informed before going.

Recommended period *

From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Facilities and services

  • Pets welcome

Before leaving

Mountain conditions informations (La Chamoniarde, High Mountain Office)Weather forecast (Météo France, Tourist Office)+33(0)4 50 53 00 24 (Office de Tourisme de Chamonix)
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