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Glacier de Bionnassay

Glacier de Bionnassay, 74170 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France

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About Glacier de Bionnassay

The Bionnassay glacier is a French glacier located in the Mont-Blanc massif, which descends from the Bionnassay needle. It covers 4.73  km 2 and is 5  km long. It is accessed by the Mont-Blanc tramway, to the Nid d'Aigle station, then by a path.  The French Bionnassay glacier should not be confused with the Italian Bionnassay glacier, which is a “tributary” of the Miage glacier.


Attractions near Glacier de Bionnassay

Refuge du Goûter(3815m)1.69km from Glacier de Bionnassay

The Goûter Hut is a mountain refuge in the French department of Haute-Savoie. It is located at a height of 3,835 metres on the Arete du Goûter in the municipality of Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains. It overlooks the Glacier de Bionnassay and is the highest wardened mountain hut in France.

Aiguille du Goûter1.74km from Glacier de Bionnassay

The Aiguille du Goûter is a mountain of the Mont Blanc massif: located under the highest Dôme du Goûter, it is located along the normal French ascent route to Mont Blanc and just below the summit the Goûter Refuge. the summit is accessible from the Nid d'Aigle station of the Tramway du Mont.

Dômes de Miage3.66km from Glacier de Bionnassay

The Dômes de Miage is a mountain of the Mont Blanc Alps in the Graian Alps. It is located along the borderline between Italy and France.  The mountain is made up of five peaks that unfold on a ridge about three kilometers long. Starting from the east and from the border with Italy is the highest peak; going west there is a second elevation.

Mont Blanc4.64km from Glacier de Bionnassay

The highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest mountain in Europe, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The massif is popular for outdoor activities like hiking, climbing, trail running, and winter sports like skiing, and snowboarding. The most popular route is the Goûter Route, which typically takes two days.

Bossons Glacier4.69km from Glacier de Bionnassay

The Bossons glacier claims to be the "largest icefall in Europe." It is certainly the fastest moving glacier (300m/year)and it also reacts very quickly to climate change. . It has the largest altitudinal drop of all the alpine glaciers in Europe, and formerly extended much further down the valley than it does today. One of the nice trekking destination and also a nice picnic spot.

Mont Blanc de Courmayeur5.09km from Glacier de Bionnassay

Monte Bianco di Courmayeur is the South-East shoulder of Mont Blanc with 4.765 m. It is offshore to the Mont Blanc about 800 m in the direction of Courmayeur.  Despite its minimal topographic prominence, it appears as the second-highest peak in the Alps on the official list of Alpine four-thousand of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme for its impressive appearance and its importance for mountaineering.

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The Aosta Valley is a mountainous autonomous region in northwestern Italy. It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, to the west, Valais, Switzerland, to the north, and by Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east. The regional capital is Aosta.