Col du Lac Blanc
Difficulties:E - Excursionist
January - March
Departure:CHAMPORCHER: Mont Blanc (1700 m)
Arrival:Col du Lac Blanc (2309 m)
Difference in level:609 m
Duration coming back:1h45
How to get there
Pont-Saint-Martin highway exit. Continue towards Aosta until you reach Bard. Turn left here towards Champorcher. From the town, turn right for Dondena until you pass Mont Blanc to the large parking lot.
Classic entry excursion in the Mont Avic Nature Park. The route is in direct sunlight even in the early morning.
Description of the route
Proceed along the snow-covered road to the start of the path for the Barbustel Refuge: turn right and start the steep climb at the beginning of the path, bordered by wooden hand rails. You will quickly gain altitude reaching the fork for Arcomy in just a few minutes. Cross the larch woods to the small valley you can cross with a series of turns. When climbing, leave a solitary pasture to your right and continue along a wide channel that quickly leads to the Grand building. You’ll soon see the signpost for the Terra Rossa hill. Continue on the left of the peak that slightly flattens and turn right under the rock ledge.
Cross a narrow part of the path to the gentle slope that leads to the Lake Muffé plain. Pass the building near the lake and start climbing towards Col du Lac Blanc. Continue through the sparse larch trees on the easy upward climb to the hill.