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Lac Cornu, Chamonix

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Lac Cornu is a lake in the Aiguilles Rouges massif of Haute-Savoie, France. It is located at an elevation of 2276 m with a surface area of 5.4 ha.Petit Lac Cornu is located 500 m North West, at an elevation of 2243 m. Its surface area is 4700 m².
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  • at the start of the 1st section of the cable car of Brévent, hiking to the fairly modest but enough sports access. great panorama
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  • Take the Planpraz gondola, mount on the left. Here, very nice point of view with the departures of paragliders. Go to the Parsa chairlift and around to the right, he has to follow the directions. Beautiful panorama along the climb. If you continue towards the black lakes, it is a bit rougher (passage with bar along the rock), a good run back then.
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  • We did this hike starting at the Le Flegere lift station walking to the Planpraz lift station. If you are coming from Chamonix then you can take a bus to Flegere or walk along the river for about 30 m...  more »

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