We meet at the Col des Aravis at 1486m, leaving behind the souvenir shops and bar terraces (for the moment...) to start walking on an easy path through the mountain pastures. The path quickly becomes straight for 1h30 of sustained effort, on a less marked path and uncomfortable rocks. The walking sticks will be a great help!
Finally we discover this hidden ridge, starting its climb at around 2050m. Let's go for 300m of fun!
3 beautiful pitches on a level 4 slab on a compact and solid limestone lead us to the ridge that we will climb for a long time by an easy climb (level 2 to 4a), steep but sometimes vertiginous, leaving us time to admire the high snowy summits of the Mont-Blanc massif. Climbing shoes will be necessary, at least for the first part.
After 3-4 hours of climbing we will arrive at the summit for a break and a well-deserved picnic.
We'll walk back down and do some easy de-escalation to the top and its steep scree, where you'll need to be a good walker. A 1h30 descent will be necessary to find the Aravis pass where we can quench our thirst on the terrace!
Difficulty : AD- a few pitches of level 4, approach and descent on path and steep scree, for good walkers
Gain in altitude : 900m including 300m of climbing
Time : 1h30 approach walk, 3h to 4h climbing, 1h30 descent. In total, allow about 7 hours (without breaks)
Our other races to discover in the Aravis Massif :