Intermediate Vue depuis le Suet

Published on 9 September 2010 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Le Suet

Standing between the Plateau des Glières and Bornes Massif, and located at the end of Mont Lachat, Le Suet, despite its low altitude, turns out to be a splendid viewpoint on Lake Geneva area, the Aravis Range and some peaks of Savoie.
The route is only a very steady climb in the forest of La Perrière, strewn with large rock blocks at the exit of it. In autumn, the progression can be more difficult because of the markings masked by the leaves on the ground.


  • Difficulty: Intermediate hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 1,863 m
  • Ascent: 2 hours 10 min
  • Descent: 1 hour 30 min
  • Elevation Gain: 820 meters
  • Round-trip: 6.3 km
  • Map: IGN 3430 ET

 

Getting There

Go to Saint-Jean-de-Sixt. In the village, follow the signage “Forgeassoud-dessus” and come to park in the small car park on the left in front of a farm, just before the end of the road.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 45.922959, 6.387914

Ascent

From the car park of “Forgeassoud-dessus,” take the tarred road until you take a path on the right going to Le Suet and forking into the forest; Thence begins a long ascent.
Signs, yellow and green arrows, and red beacons painted on the rocks regularly indicate the peak.
After an hour of walking, you get to a chalet where you can take a pathway to reach the end of Mont Lachat. Leave the chalet on the left and continue climbing in the wood following the red beacons.
At the end of the forest, the grassy summit of Le Suet is only a few switchbacks away.

Descent

Take the same path as described above.


Photos of Le Suet

Route

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Pierre-Alexandre

I'm a 26-year-old Swiss Urban Planner and Geographer. Fond of mountains and hiking since my very childhood, I founded Randos-MontBlanc.com in 2001 to share my passion with mountain enthusiasts.


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