Vallorcine, a small village in between Montreux and Chamonix, is approximately a 2-hour drive from Geneva. We started hiking at 11 am from 1300 m and reached Col de la Terrasse at 2:00 pm to 2600 m, including a half an hour lunch break.
Our plan was to continue hiking to the Cheval Blanc (White horse) which is, ironically, a completely dark mountain in the summer, but we decided it would be more feasible to start hiking down if we were not to sleep overnight on the mountains. Indeed, we returned to the car by 9 pm.
The view from Col de la Terrasse of the endless trails of glaciers and rows of mountains was absolutely mind-boggling. The crushing rumbles of waterfalls and rapids caused by the glaciers' melting was also quite an acquaintance with nature's grandeur and beauty. I could go on forever, but I'll let Yee Hoong describe his experience and upload some pictures of the hike.