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Croche (Aiguille)

 
Croche (Aiguille)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Haute-Savoie/Savoie, France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.79150°N / 6.70990°E

Object Title: Croche (Aiguille)

Elevation: 8159 ft / 2487 m

 

Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Jan 7, 2004 / Oct 14, 2005

Object ID: 152216

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Overview


The Aiguille Croche is the south west summit of the long crest of the Mont Joly which spreads between Val d'Arly in the west, Val Monjoie in the east and Beaufortain Mountains in the south.
From the summit, the steep slopes over the Val d'Arly and Megève cause a sensation and on the other side, the view over the near Mont Blanc Massive are amazing. In the south, the view gets towards Beaufortain with the well known Pierra Menta.


Getting There


Start point in the Val Monjoie : Les Contamines-Monjoie

Start point in Beaufortain : Les Saisies

1) To get to Les Contamines :

- By road
From Paris:
A6 then A40 autoroute to Mâcon Nord, then towards Geneva, then Autoroute Blanche to the Passy exit (12 km / 7.5 miles from the resort).

From Lyon:
A42 Lyon-Pont d'Ain then A40 Mâcon-Geneva.
A43 Lyon - Chambéry - Annecy - Le Fayet

From the south of France:
Marseille - Lyon A7 or Marseille - Valence A7, then Valence - Grenoble and A41 Grenoble - Passy A40.

-By rail
St Gervais les Bains - Le Fayet station
12 km (7.5 miles)
DIRECT TGV (high speed train) SERVICE, PARIS/SAINT GERVAIS at weekends
Direct trains to Paris - Lyon - Nice - Marseille, etc.
Connections for TGV service in Annecy - Aix-les-Bains - Bellegarde
For more information: www.sncf.fr
Direct line to SNCF railways:
00 33 8 92 35 35 35
Pick up services at the station:
Taxi Besson: 8-seater minibus and 6-seater minivans by prior arrangement:
Tel. : 00 33 4 50 93 61 47 - Fax: 00 33 4 50 78 07 67
SAT bus services
74190 PASSY
Tel : 04 50 78 05 33 - Fax : 04 50 78 07 62
For more information: www.sat-leman.com

-By air
Geneva
Tel: 00 41 22 799 31 11 - Fax: 799 31 40
France exit at the airport
Tel: 00 41 22 798 20 00

Lyon Saint-Exupéry
Tel: 00 33 4 72 22 72 21
Regular coach services:
Tel.: 00 33 4 72 35 94 96

Annecy Haute Savoie Airport
Tel: 00 33 4 50 27 30 06
Transfers: Taxi to the SNCF railway station

Chambéry Airport
Tel: 00 33 4 79 54 46 00
Transfers: Taxi to the coach station or SNCF railway station

2) To get to Les Saisies
- By car
Paris : 620 Km
London : 1015 Km
Brussels : 877 Km
Amsterdam : 1075 Km

Paris, Lyon, Albertville : motorway A6 and A 43
Paris, Mâcon, Bellegarde : motorway A6 and A40
Geneva, Albertville : N201, N508 and N212
Italy : throught Frejus tunnel
Albertville, Les Saisies : 31 Km, D925 and D918

- By train
Railway station : Albertville
Direct lines from London (Eurostar) and Brussels (Thalys)
Bus shuttle service from Albertville to Les Saisies, phone 33.4.79.38.91.70
Be careful : no shuttle service between Sallanches and Les Saisies.
Information / booking service SNCF : 33.8.92.35.35.35

- By plane
Geneva Airport : 120 km
Chambéry Airport 95 km
Lyon St Exupéry Airport 180 km

Routes overview


- Normal route begins at Col du Joly. Col du Joly can be reached from Les Saisies over Hauteluce or from Les Contamines-Monjoie (possibility to shorten the route by using the cable car of the Gorge)

- Traverse from Mont Joly

Other Mountains of the range


- Mont Joly 2525 m

- Tête de la Combaz 2445 m

- Tête du Veleray 2452 m

- Mont d'Arbois

- Mont de Vorès 2067 m


Red Tape


No red tape

When To Climb


All the year, in winter with skis (from the near ski-resort Hauteluce-Les Contamines

Camping


Camp site in Les Saisies :
LE GRAND TETRAS ***
Summer and winter camp site
Summer : mountain biking, barbecue, winter : close to alpine runs
Phone : 33.4.79.38.95.17
E-mail : legrandtetras.camping@wanadoo.fr

Camp site in Les Contamines :
Camping / Caravaneige / Gite d'étape du Pontet
Tél.: 04 50 47 04 04 - Fax : 04 50 47 18 10
Closed october and november
On the foot of the cable car.
60 places

Mountain Conditions


http://www.lescontamines.com/fr/meteo.html

Images

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