La Jonction, Chamonix

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  • This 5-hour climb leads you to the point where two glacier rivers flow apart. The climb starts in the forest and goes to a rocky path where the designation is less clear. Following yellow bulbs will allow you to find the right path. Half way you can rest in a refuge. At the top you get the chance to admire the glaciers up close and to fully see the ' White Valley '. An absolute must!! Decent walking shoes, plenty of water and food to bring (upstairs you can not have lunch).
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  • This hike that takes you to the high mountains, to the junction of the Galciers of bossons and Taconnaz, is splendid. The starting point is the Bossons chairlifts, which bring those who want to save 250 meters of altitude to the Chalet des Bossons. From there, the trail gradually climbs up to the Pyramid Chalet, at about 1:30 to 2 hours pleasant climb for an average walker. Then, from the cottage, the climb continues, usually steeper and with a few passages on rock requiring the use of hands, to finally lead you to La Junction, where reveals a magnificent ice landscape, meeting point of the Glacier des Bossons and Taconnaz Glacier. An essential hike but for good walkers, well prepared, because following the climb of about 1200 meters from the Chalet des Bossons, you still have to rely on the same gradient downhill with the accumulated fatigue. Bring sunscreen, ice cream, enough water, start early enough and check Chamonix's weather forecast before departure!
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  • It was breathtaking! Amazing what God has created for us to enjoy. The hike was mild to moderate a few scrambling.
  • If you're looking for hike to touch the glaciers, it's the place to go ! (after Refuge Albert 1er). At the top you have an amazing view over the junction of the two biggest glaciers in the valley. Dominated by the Aiguille du Midi, and other summits of the Mont Blanc mountain chain, you feel small even at this altitude. Culminating at a whopping 2600m the junction is a quite hard hike, you need to count at least 4hours and a half for trained hiker. Some parts of the path are quite aerial but secured with barriers and stairs, you just need to feel comfortable with the height, there's no risk. You can take the chair lift to save 30-40min of useless hiking in the forest. Park your car at the parking of the Glacier Des Bossons at the start of the lift. Be sure to take a good amount of water because there's no spring to refill.
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