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The massif of the Red needles is situated in the high French Savoy, a short distance from the borders with Switzerland and Italy. The famous village of Chamonix is at his feet from their hillside views over the Mont Blanc massif are insurmountable. It is precisely in Chamonix birthplace mountaineering on August 8, 1786 when Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard crowned for the first time the Summit of Mont Blanc. In addition, Chamonix was the birthplace of the first winter back in 1924, Olympics event that caused his leap to the international scene. The Red needles is a splendid massif of gneiss in the heart of the French Alps.

Not less than ten sharp peaks, more than 2300 meters and sharp cretas, give good account of his name. The flora and fauna are abundant in this area since three nature reserves are part of its territory; Chamois, ibex, marmots, rhododendrons, orchids, daffodils and forget-me-nots are just some of the species that inhabit this massif. Explore on foot the massif of the Red needles is synonymous with entertainment and surprises. One discovers 2500 meters high mountain huts; Immaculate Alpine Lakes; ancient glaciers that descend to the same Valley of Chamonix; 2525 meters mountain passes; and the pervasive view of the Mont Blanc massif. The Red needles have an almost perfect North-South orientation. Its east face is perhaps the most visited, given its proximity to the town of Chamonix.

From this face, facings to the Mont Blanc massif are without doubt the most spectacular which can be found in all the Alps. Our appear opposite some of the most mythical peaks of mountaineering, and we would say that we could touch with hand the glaciers which descend the slopes of Mont Blanc. Very few people venturing into the West of needles red face. Here there is no cable cars and entire rise to sweat it. The reward deserves punishment, with intimate and cozy refuges of mountain, lunar landscapes and green meadows, as well as the feeling to be doing an authentic adventure. Little more you can ask a four day trek. The variety and contrast of landscapes, the fun terrain, charming shelters, the abundant flora and fauna, together with the accessibility to all Trekker minimally shaped, make the Red needles of Tour one of the most interesting and spectacular French Alpine treks.

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