from Rhêmes St.Georges to Mont Paillasse

from Rhêmes St.Georges to Mont Paillasse

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 45.64490°N / 7.18280°E
Additional Information Route Type: hike
Additional Information Time Required: Most of a day
Additional Information Difficulty: E
Sign the Climber's Log


The church of Rhêmes Saint GeorgesThe church of Rhêmes Saint Georges
As specified in the Getting there section of the Mont Paillasse page, you must get the village of Rhêmes Saint Georges: from the main road turn left and quickly you will arrive at the hamlet of Coveyrand, then park in the proximity of the church.

Route Description


Hand-made map of the route to Mont Paillasse (2414m)

There are different possibilities of routes all directed to the hamlet of Champroménty (1813 m), intermediate point along the pathway, placed in a panoramic position
I suggest to follow the unpaved road climbing gently through the wood: taking the many shortcuts, you can avoid most of the hairpin bends. Through the shadowy forest you will arrive at Champromènty
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Leaving out on the left a stepped path that gets Mont Blanc from the north , follow the unpaved road (that practically becomes a footpath) and by two long traverses in the wood of larches you will arrive at the pleasant Col du Mont Blanc (2171 m), in front of the opposite ridge between Valsavarenche and Val di Cogne.
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Going straight, in few minutes you are on the top of Mont Blanc (2205 m), passing near the P.N.G.P. hut.
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Then, in order to go towards the top of Mont Paillasse, you must come back to Col du Mont Blanc.
Mont Paillasse (2414m) and Pointe Chamoussiere (2942m) from Col du Mont Blanc (2171m)
From Col du Mont Blanc, go southwards firstly along the ridge, then you'll meet a footpath running slightly along the Val di Rhêmes side: the easy ascent ends at the summit of Mont Paillasse (2414 m), where a cross is placed.
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Essential Gear

Usual hiking gear is sufficient .

Miscellaneous Info

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