I am feeling that these might be the last days to go hiking this season for me so I am trying to use the time I have. With two other colleagues I drove past Chamonix to do a must-do route (yet another one!). I know this place is very crowded in high season so I waited until autumn to visit it. There were still quite some people but nothing too bad. The surroundings were not new to me as only a couple of weeks earlier I did two routes close by.
We soon reached Aiguillette d'Argentière - two spiky tops - that started a fun scramble to the lakes through chains and ladders. It's always a very efficient way to hike because the more vertical you move the faster you get to the top. This time we moved very vertical.
When we finished the ladders section we found ourselves on a beautiful mountain plateau full of the most amazing autumn colours and a view on Mer de Glace glacier. Trully stunning.
I accidentally changed our planned route (yeah, I'm not a master of navigation) and we reached Lac des Chéserys first. I kind of thought it was our destination point so we made a pause there to have a bite and bask in the sun.
I was surprised to learn we still have some meters up to cover but I was also content to have additionals steps ahead. When we reached it, the White Lake and it's surrounding tops were in clouds making for a mystic ambiance.
We descended through a different path but the views were more or less similar. We quickly went out of the cloud and benefited from the sun rays. Have I mentioned I love autumn in mountains?