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Tour du Mont Blanc Guide
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Day 3 Les Chapieux to Rifugio Elisabetta

Taking the road through the village you climb up through the narrow valley to reach la Ville des Glaciers where Beaufort cheese is made. From here you have good views of Glacier des Glaciers at the head of the valley. Shortly after the village the route takes a track on the right leading up the valley to Refuge des Mottes. The path now starts to climb steadily up to the Col de Siegne (2516m).

Crossing the Col the route gives impressive views down the Vailon de la Lex Blanche and the south side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The route heads down the valley to reach Rifugio Elisabetta (camping available) which is tucked up on the left of the path beside the Glacier de la Lee Blanche.

This is a fairly short day and for the fitter walker can be run into the next day.

K.Vans-Colina 2008