NE Ridge (Normal route)

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Haute-Savoie/Valais, France/Switzerland, Europe
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Created On: Mar 15, 2004
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- Start point : Châtel.

- From Châtel, in the center of the village after the church, take the D 228 at the right direction Col de Bassachaux. After 10 km, you arrive to the village of alpine pasture Plaine Dranse. Park here.

Route Description

Take direction north the jeeptrail at the left over the road you came from. You are in the winter ski resort of Linga-Les Combes. Walk a little down, and in the first bend take the path at the right to les Combes d'en Bas (alpine pasture). Continue higher to les Combes d'en Haut. Continue straight forward (and not the evident path on the left direction Linga) on a less definite path to the collar (Pas des Combes 2048 m). From here you have a stunning view on the Dents du Midi, and down to Morgins (Switzerland). Continue, steeper on the right on the ridge and then on the east side of the Tête du Géant. Over some rocks (red marks) easy to climb you reech the summit.

The Pas des Combes can also be reached from Morgins (Switzerland) : After the chalets d'En Tey climb the steep slopes on the right through a small gully (not advisable, no track)

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NE Ridge (Normal route)

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