This alternative route goes to the French border at Col de Balme, before descending to the valley floor and the village of Le Tour where it continues to Tré-le-Champ/Argentiere. You may be staying at Tré-le-Champ, Argentiére or Chamonix; please check your accommodation details. For the standard route, please see seperate route named 'Trient to Tré-le-Champ (Argentière) via Le Tour'.
From Trient, climb to reach the French border at Col de Balme (2191 m). Where you can then take the lower route to the valley floor and onto the village of Le Tour, then Tré-le-Champ. The walk can be further shortened by taking the telecabine. We would not recommend this variant except in poor weather as you are descending through a ski area.
Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.
This tour is available on the following itineraries: WFSTMBHC, WFSTMBC2, WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBCC, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBCH, WFSTMBH1