Part of the Chablais Massif, Mount Linleu is the highest summit between Cornettes de Bise, 2432 m and Pointe de Bellevue on the french-swiss border. It is a nice rock pyramid with only one easy route to the summit from the french side.
Seen from Switzerland, the Linleu looks like a thin crest, from the french side it appears like a strange leaning tower.
Between Mount Linleu and Avalanche Point, is fitted deeply the Arvouin lake, a wonderful water plan.
On old maps, Linleu is called Mont Lenla.
The name Linleu comes from Loup (wolf).
1) From the french side over Chapelle d’Abondance
a) by car
- Highway Lausanne- Grand Saint Bernard (N 9) collar exit Portes du Soleil-Saint-Triphon, direction Monthey, take the road in direction Pas de Morgins, Châtel, Chapelle d'Abondance.
- From Thonon, départementale n°22 to Abondance, La Chapelle.
b) by train
- Station Thonon, 30 km from La Chapelle
- Station Aigle in Switzerland
c) by plane
Next airport is Geneva Cointrin (1 hour from La Chapelle)
2) - From Switzerland over Torgon
a) by car :
Torgon is 20 minutes from the highway N9 Lausanne - Grand Saint Bernard, exit Aigle, 1 hour from Geneva, 2 hours from Zurich or Basel, 2,5 hours from Torino
b) by train :
4 hours from Paris by TGV
Basel - Aigle 3h30
Geneva - Aigle 1h30
c) by plane
Geneva airport at 110 km
Zurich airport at 210 km
Paris - Geneva 1 h
Amsterdam - Geneva 1h30
Berlin - Geneva 2h30
Barcelona - Geneva 1h30
London - Geneva 1h00
d) by bus
20 minutes from Aigle
No red tape
When To Climb
From june to october
1) S face : the only easy route
- from France (Chapelle d'Abondance) over Sevan : French normal route over Outanne collar (route for hikers)
- from Switzerland (Torgon) over Plan la Jeux
2) ENE ridge : AD. From Pas de la Braye, 3 hours
3) SW ridge : AD. Nice climb, like in the Calanques, 2 h from Arvouin lake.
4) N face : steep, partly rocky, partly grassy wall; not recommended