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French normal route

French normal route

French normal route

Page Type: Route

Location: Haute Savoie/ Valais, France/Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.32700°N / 6.80880°E

Object Title: French normal route

Route Type: Hike

Time Required: Most of a day

Difficulty: Walk-up

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Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Aug 27, 2004 / Sep 13, 2004

Object ID: 161946

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In the heart of La Chapelle d'Abondance, take at the left the little road to Chevenne (good and typical restaurant with cheese specialities). Park at the end of the road.

Route Description

The path leads along the torrent of Chevenne.
After 10 minutes don't follow the GR 5 but turn to the right and follow the comb over the chalets Toper.
Climb on a good path to the Col de la Vernaz (1815 m, fronteer between France and Switzerland). Walk higher on the left to the ferme de la Calaz (2067 m, highest summer farm of the Chablais).
Climb up a pasture coomb with late snow fields in july and reach a rocky zone with lapiaz near the Col de Chaudin (beautiful view down on the "Chaux du milieu", a wild red rock zone with the most time presence of mountain goats).
From here easy to the grassy summit (3h 30 from Chevenne)

Essential Gear

Telescopic sticks are useful.


Col de ChaudinCol de ChaudinOn the french normal route to...The SE slopes of Cornettes de BiseSex de la Cale