Going along the winding road that from the village of La Thuile (1441 m) leads to Petit Saint Bernard Pass (2188 m) by countless hairpin bends, you arrive in view of the pleasant Verney lake (2089 m). Here your attention will be caught by the dominating rocky summit, above the lower green Crête de Verney (2652 m).
It's the sharp Lancebranlette (2927 m), seemingly rather unaccessible from this side.
But if you follow up to the pass (2188 m), cross the frontier and begin the descent towards La Rosière (1942 m) as far as the ancient Hospice building, not far from the pass, looking towards Lancebranlette you'll find out a very easier approach to the summit through the grassy southern slope.
From Bourg St-Maurice follow the RN90 that, after La Rosière,leads to the Petit Saint Bernard Pass: stop at the parking near the Hospice building.
Get Prè Saint Didier (1017 m)
from Mont Blanc tunnel through Courmayeur
from Aosta by the SS26 or the motorway A5 (exit Morgex or Courmayeur)
Follow the road SS26 that, by many hairpin bends in a pleasant wood, gets over the difference in height with the lateral hanging valley of La Thuile. After a tunnel the slope firstly decreases, then increases again before entering in La Thuile (1447 m).Here the road starts the long ascent as far as the Petit Saint Bernard Pass (2188 m). Go across the French border and stop at the parking near the Hospice building.
All around view
The principal point of interest for Lancebranlette consists in the panorama visible both from the summit and from the route (in this last case mainly towards South).
Here six views are reported, starting from North and going clockwise.
Photos annotated by Antonio Giani
Views of Verney Lake
Views from Monte Belvedere ( 2642 m)
You can get meteo information at the official site of the Regione Valle d'Aosta
Valle d'Aosta Meteo
Books and Maps
Alessandro Giorgetta - Valdigne, gli itinerari escursionistici - Zanichelli (1981)-in Italian
Valdigne Mont Blanc - Les sentiers
Map 1:50000 by Hapax (2001) - Published by Comunità Montana Valdigne Mont Blanc