Hike to the mountain pasture of Blaitière - Dessous

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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Nestled on the northern side of the Chamonix valley, the Blaitière mountain pasture, located at an altitude of 1708m, welcomes a new couple of shepherds and their flock of sheep this summer.
Highly motivated, Carine and Thomas Gardiennet decided to change their lives to become alpine farmers. Carine was an intensive care nurse and Thomas a project manager, but their passion for the mountains and agro-pastoralism took over. This summer they are setting up their fifty Thônes and Marthod ewes on the heights of Chamonix.
Carine will offer visitors a tasting of coated fresh cheeses and gourmet dishes. Involved in an association for the promotion of wool, she also plans to make accessories with the wool of her sheep.
Thanks to the Consorts de la Montagne de Blaitière, the mountain pasture benefited in 2021 from a large and beautiful sheepfold completely renovated to double the space dedicated to animals, with a milking parlor and a locked room for the night in protection from predation (linked to the growing presence of the wolf in the valley).

Alpine pastures on the Montagne de Blaitière overlooking the valley. Surprising view of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Ascent 2h

From the Grépon parking lot at the foot of the Aiguille du Midi, follow the signs for Pré du Rocher to reach the mountain pasture where the chalets of Blaitière-Dessous (1708m) are located.
Add 1 hour if you want to go up to Blaitière - Dessus

Further information available from the Tourist Office or the Office de Haute-Montagne and in our trail guide.
Please note: trail conditions are subject to change, so check before you set off.

Medium (on the slopes)
Starting point altitude
Highest point
Elevation gain
Elevation losses
Round trip timing
Free access.
Opening dates
From 01/06 to 30/09.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Hike to the mountain pasture of Blaitière - Dessous
Au départ du parking du Grépon
74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Blaitière Dessous : 1708 m

To join the start of the trail:
Closest bus stop : Chamonix Sud
Mulet stop : Le Grépon - Le Grépon Tremplin
Closest train stop : Chamonix Aiguille du Midi train station
Closest parking : Grepon car-park

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