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Crêt de la Neige and Reculet

9 April 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Crêt de la Neige and Reculet constitute a superb balcony on Lake Geneva and the peaks of the Alps. The itinerary that I propose describes a loop that begins in the forest to reach the foothills of the massif before ascending further to win the Crêt de la Neige, the highest summit of the Jura


La Jonction (Chamonix)

23 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Jonction (The Junction) is one of the classics of the Mont Blanc Massif and the Chamonix Valley. Joining the Bossons and Taconnaz Glaciers, La Jonction offers a staggering view of the Aiguille du Midi, the Dôme du Gôuter as well as the Aiguilles Rouges


Dent d’Oche

3 September 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Pays de Gavot, Dent d’Oche, overlooking Lake Geneva, offers a surprisingly rich hiking objective. During the ascent, the trail through the alpine pastures changes rapidly as it goes up amidst rocks from the refuge


Col des Combes

30 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located between Dent de Broc and Dent du Chamois, the Col des Combes remains a belvedere of choice on the summits of Fribourg such as Moléson or Entre Deux Dents, but also the snowy peaks of the Bernese Alps


Lac Blanc (via the Col des Montets or Tré-le-Champ)

7 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Must-see in the Chamonix Valley, Lac Blanc exhibits an unforgettable panorama on the Mont Blanc Massif. The itinerary described here offers a much more bucolic setting than the alternative route by the Flégère


Hauts-Forts

2 August 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Dominating the ski resort of Avoriaz located at the southern end of the Chablais, Hauts-Forts is an ideal goal where one strolls into a desert environment after the winter bustle. The impression created by the scene is part of a double contrast


Chalets de Sales, Col de la Portette, and Dérochoir

22 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the heart of the Fiz Massif between the Désert de Platé to the west and the Rocher des Fiz dominating Lac d’Anterne to the east, Chalets de Sales, set in the plain of the Grand Pré, constitute a tiny haven of tranquility that will delight the hiker


Mont Charvin

14 July 2013 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to the Aravis Range to a place previously described in August 2007: Mont Charvin. If the lake was the objective of the last excursion, here you’ll have to climb the mountain overlooking the lake. Located at the end of the range between


Lac des Chambres

30 August 2011 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Lac des Chambres, nestled at the foot of Pointe Rousse and Roches de la Couarra, is the objective of this walk. Formerly covered with late névé and icebergs, the Lac des Chambres today is a real “observatory” on the direct consequences of global warming



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