Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 46.31090°N / 6.83900°E
Additional Information Elevation: 6866 ft / 2093 m
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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).

Getting There

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

Red Tape

No red tape

When To Climb

From june to october

Routes Overview

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

Mountain Conditions



Camping L’Oustalet



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