Glacier des Bossons

in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Presentation

The glacier descends in a direct line from the summit of Mont Blanc (4807), the highest Alpine peak, by a cascade of ice in levels up to the altitude of 1180 meters, the lowest in the Alps for the terminal tongue of a glacier.

The vertical drop of 3670 meters is the largest in the world, for a glacier that descends in one piece from the top of the summit to its base.
From the Chalet du Glacier des Bossons, accessible on foot from the village of Bossons (50 mn) or by the Bossons chairlift (15 mn), numerous viewpoints allow you to admire the color and purity of the ice, the lateral moraines, the seracs and sometimes the serac falls. An exhibition of 11 explanatory panels mark out a forest path allowing to understand the life of the glacier, its advances in the valley, its retreats.

Location
Glacier des Bossons

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

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