Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Snowshoe trek of the week or the century?

Snowshoe trek of the week has to go to the traverse of the Brevent to the Aiguillette des Houches. After the ridiculous amount of snow that fell last weekend it was tough going at the start of the week breaking trail though 1m of new snow that fallen during Friday night to Saturday morning.

More snow & low cloud meant that we had to choose routes that were more protected from the elements. Thursday looked good so on the request of the clients Martyn & Annette we decided on a trip up the Brevent. We were not disappointed and in true Chamonix style we were treated to a visual delight with 360•'s of absolutely stunning views.

We took the Plan Praz lift from Chamonix centre and then to the top of the Brevent at 2525 mtrs from here we ducked underneath the rope and headed steeply down at first before traversing along the ridge to the Col du Bel Lachat. A steady climb took us back up to 2300 mtrs and the summit of the Aiguillette des Houches with stunning views to the Aiguille Vert in the East, Mont Blanc to the south, chaine des Aravis & Megeve to the west and Rochers des Fiz and Mont Buet to the North. Returning via the same route, Wow I challenge anyone to find a more spectacular day out on snowshoes than this!

Find out more about Mont Blanc Treks snowshoe holidays at

No comments:

Post a Comment