Author Archives: Pierre-Alexandre

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


Pic du Jallouvre

15 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pic du Jallouvre remains a very beautiful excursion reserved for the experienced walkers. If the beginning of the trail is a charming bucolic walk in the alpine pastures of Cenise, what follows next is quite different: very quickly, the path passes near a vast scree


Pointe de Chésery

12 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Pointe de Chésery constitutes a very beautiful itinerary that dominates the village of Lindarets in the heart of the Portes du Soleil between Châtel, Morzine, and Avoriaz. The course presents no particular difficulty, except the last part of the ascent that is a bit steep


Cassis Calanques

5 July 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Cassis Calanques constitute, in Provence, a classified site of 4,000 hectares of nearly 20 km long and 4 km wide on the municipalities of Marseille, Cassis, and La Ciotat. We spent a day in 2005 exploring these wonders. Morgiou, Sugiton, Devenson, Port-Pin, and Port-Miou are the most


Roc and Lac de Tavaneuse

20 June 2005 | by Pierre-Alexandre

The itinerary presented here describes a loop which allows discovering the whole site of Tavaneuse. All the beauties that one can meet during a hike are part of the scenery: high peaks, a lake, waterfalls, exposed paths, alpine pastures, late névés, and very abundant flora on the whole course. This hike



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