Author Archives: Pierre-Alexandre

Bivouac du Petit Mont Blanc

2 August 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let's go to Italy in the Val Veny to do an outing that will stay in your mind forever: the Petit Mont Blanc Bivouac (or Rifugio Rainetto). The starting altitude (1,670 m) and the finish at 3,047 m at the Petit Mont Blanc Bivouac set the scene. If the hike starts on a good paved road to the Lac de Combal, it is


Lac Cornu and Lacs Noirs

25 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve offers hikers many itineraries in a majestic setting, facing the Mont Blanc Massif. The Lac Cornu and the Lacs Noirs remain one of those marvels revealing themselves to the gaze of the amazed observer. Requiring little effort, the route involves steep


Cornettes de Bise

20 July 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Cornettes de Bise offers a beautiful panorama but requires a real effort to reach its summit. The hike is difficult because of the length of the course, the important gain and a long very steep passage somewhat exhausting for the legs. Many exposed passages require great vigilance. The itinerary


Waterfalls of Angon (Cascades d’Angon)

25 June 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

This outing is an ideal easy walk on a hot summer day, as the route exclusively takes place in the forest. The site of the Waterfalls of Angon (Cascades d’Angon) allows discovering a huge canyon by a very well-equipped trail with barriers


Pointe d’Ireuse

3 November 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Little visible from the valley, Pointe d’Ireuse presents itself rather under the appearance of a vast dome than under the aspect of a peak. The itinerary describes a loop passing through the Chalets de Nifflon d’en Bas, then the picturesque chapel of Nifflon d’en Haut, with a return to the


Montagne de Sous-Dine

25 October 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Recognizable by its steep cliffs on its north face, the Montagne de Sous-Dine constitutes a pleasant hike in the heart of the Bornes Massif. The ascent begins in the forest, continues through the lapiaz, and ends in a vast grassy plateau which, because of its ideal location, offers an extensive panorama on


Montagne de Chevran

11 October 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

I propose here a small walk above Cluses. The Montagne de Chevran offers a spectacular view over the Valley of the Arve, Pointe d’Areu, the Môle, Pointe d’Andey, and many other summits


Lac and Pointe d’Arvouin

22 September 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary that I propose here is more a half day trip than a real hike as the elevation gain and distance are negligible. The magnificent mountain pastures and the very close summits will make this itinerary an unforgettable memory for young and old alike


Pointe Percée and Col des Verts

20 August 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

I propose here two itineraries in one: Pointe Percée and the Col des Verts. The ascent of Pointe Percée is definitely not made for families. The last third of the route after the ascent of a fairly steep scree requires the use of the hands to rise in faults and chimneys on slippery rocks


Mont Buet

7 August 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The ascent of Mont Buet can be seen as the culmination of a hiking season of varying levels of difficulty, as the objective is very high, the elevation gain very important, and the route very long. Several technical difficulties are encountered: a trail with cairns only after the refuge, a passage of large


La Tournette

23 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

La Tournette is a superb spot to contemplate all the summits above Lake Annecy as well as the Aravis Range and the Mont Blanc Massif, sometimes hidden by the clouds when it's hot. This route is somewhat technical in its final part, as many passages are equipped with cables and


Pointe et Lac de Tardevant

18 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The Aravis Range is made up of a succession of combes delimited by calcareous peaks. The combe of Tardevant is situated in middle and is the only one to have a lake, which makes it a perfect hiking destination. The itinerary runs along the slopes of the Grand Crêt



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