Magnificent clear air and views of the Mt. Blanc massif (4809 m.), also the nearby Grand Combin (4314 m.) and the Gran Paradiso peak (4061 m.) in the Graian Alps in the distance, from our hike to 2850 m. up La Chenalette to look down on the Grand St. Bernard road Pass, itself 2473 m. altitude. We enjoyed also the wildlife, including a friendly encounter with a herd of Bucatan, grass eaters like deer but the size of small cows. More than a dozen glaciers in view at our picnic point at 2830 m. as well as lakes and the view down to the Grand St Bernard pass hospice. A rewarding hike specifically to get spectacular views,.