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Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.12270°N / 6.96670°E

Object Title: Luisin

Elevation: 9137 ft / 2785 m


Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Sep 21, 2005 / Oct 14, 2005

Object ID: 154706

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Luisin is the mountain of Salvan near Martigny. The panorama is magnificient because the Mont Blanc massif is very near.
The route of the ladders is a well known vertigo route, steep but secured with chains and ladders.

Luisin is the main summit of the chain which spreads from Tour Sallière in eastern direction. The Emaney collar separates the summit from the Tour Sallière massif. After the Luisin the chain carries on with the Gollette collar and the summits of the Petits Perrons. The valleys around Luisin are Salafe in the north and Emaney in the south. Lower in the east we find the elbow of the Rhone valley at the level of Martigny.

Web cam La Creusaz

Getting There

Start point is Salvan

By train :
Station CFF at Martigny:027 / 722 21 21or station CFF at Vernayaz: 027 / 764 14 28 or Station SNCF Chamonix
take then the Mont-Blanc Express, Martigny CFF - Vernayaz - Salvan - or Chamonix - Vallorcine - Finhaut - Salvan

By car :
Highway Montreux - Martigny exit Martigny direction Salvan - Les Marecottes over Pont du Gueuroz.

Nearest airport : Geneva Cointrin

Routes overview

1) Normal route over Emaney collar.
Emaney collar can be reached from Emaney valley or from Vallon de Van (Salanfe valley)

2) Route of the ladders. The favourite route of the experienced hikers

3) E ridge
Voie de la Canicule


Red Tape

No red tape

When To Climb

from June to September


Camp Les Marécottes
1923 Les Marécottes
M. Jean-Michel Gross
Tel: ++41 27 761 18 30

Camp Van d’en Haut
1922 Salvan
Tel: ++41 27 761 11 26
Fax: ++41 27 761 19 29
Email: randygilles@bluewin.ch


There are no huts near the Luisin


- Hotel Aux Mille Etoiles
Ingrid et Hansruedi Berner-Mol
CH-1923 Les Marécottes
Valais - Suisse
Tél : +41(0)27 / 761 16 66
Fax: +41(0)27 / 761 16 00
Link : Hotel Aux Mille Etoiles

- Auberge de Salanfe : Tél. ++41 (0) 27 761 14 38 Auberge de Salanfe

Mountain Conditions

Weather forecast


· Carte Nationale de la Suisse, 1 : 25'000, Val d'Illiez, N° 1304, Barberine N° 1324 or
· Carte Suisse 1 : 25'000 Vallée du Trient-Dents du Midi- Glacier du Trient

Other climbing sites

- Jardin d’escalade du Tinderet
- Perronite
- Jardin d’escalade de Van d’en Haut
- Pissevache
- Blocs de Salvan
Infos :
Topo climbing routes


Salvan home page


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