10.Plan Joran, Glacier d'Argentiere, Croix de Lognan, Alpage de La Pendant, Chamonix

2019:07:09

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Took the bus up to the Gran Monets car park, and the Gran Monets gondola up to Plan Joran
Took the bus up to the Gran Monets car park, and the Gran Monets gondola up to Plan Joran

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We took a new path that heads for this pylon
We took a new path that heads for this pylon

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The path is quite rough in places
The path is quite rough in places

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This path then reaches a track where you need to go down and turn right
This path then reaches a track where you need to go down and turn right

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There are many small streams and waterfalls on the mountainside
There are many small streams and waterfalls on the mountainside

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The track reaches a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Glacier d'Argentiere
The track reaches a viewpoint with spectacular views of the Glacier d'Argentiere

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The glacier flows quite rapidly over the ice fall and you can hear it groaning and breaking
The glacier flows quite rapidly over the ice fall and you can hear it groaning and breaking

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Return by the same track and continue down to Croix de Lognan
Return by the same track and continue down to Croix de Lognan

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Continue in the same direction into woodland, heading west and decending gently
Continue in the same direction into woodland, heading west and decending gently

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Alpage de La Pendant
Alpage de La Pendant

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The alpin pastures turn into pine forest as you descend
The alpin pastures turn into pine forest as you descend

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Bee orchids
Bee orchids

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The path emerges in the valley close to the helicopter base
The path emerges in the valley close to the helicopter base

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And we followed the river back into Chamonix
And we followed the river back into Chamonix

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