Via Ferrata Roc du Vent, Cormet de Roselend

Via Ferrata Roc du Vent, Cormet de Roselend

The Via Ferrata Roc du Vent is probably one of the most beautiful routes in the Alps, overlooking Lake Roselend and its dam. The panorama is one of the most spectacular we have ever seen. A monkey bridge allows you to spend a good moment above the void, and a tower is climbed with the help of bars and cables, it is really a thrilling experience but accessible to sportsmen! If you are planning to spend a good day via ferrata with your guide, this is the ideal route in a natural setting. It is not uncommon to come across ibexes, as the flora and fauna of the Beaufortain massif is remarkable. So, are you ready to climb and challenge yourself?
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A sportive day in front of an incredible panorama

A sportive day in front of an incredible panorama

From Annecy, we take the road to Albertville and then to Beaufort, to finally go up to the Roselend dam and then to Cormet de Roselend. We park at the Plan de la Lai refuge (2 km before the Cormet).

The panorama of the day is unforgettable with the lakes of Roselend and Gittaz, the Beaufortain mountain pastures and the Mont Blanc, the schist limestone rocks sometimes in slabs, sometimes jagged and very vertical.

We take our time during this long day (3 hours drive from Annecy and back and 6 hours in the mountains between the approach and the Via Ferrata). Take your time to admire the Mont Blanc massif from the Beaufortain. Between the mountain pastures and the lakes of Roselend and Gittaz, the Roc du Vent via ferrata offers a breathtaking panorama. On one side the Mont Blanc, on the other the calm and preserved nature of the Beaufortain.  

The summit ridge of the Roc du Vent has a particularity which adds to the day (and which is a popular excursion goal for hikers): the summit is split by a narrow gorge limited by the vertical walls of the towers that we cross. This is not a canyon dug by a river but a geological phenomenon of alpine movement, which has taken place over several million years. We invite our public to this day to discover the soft verticals, it's a kind of vertigo trail that will allow you to taste the movement in a steep or vertical terrain: why not consider afterwards a ridge crossing or a climbing experience?

Characteristics of the via ferrata :

Starting altitude: 2050 meters.

Difficulty: AD . The itinerary is made easier by many steps and metal handles for any motivated public.

Arrival altitude: 2360 meters.

Length: 850 meters.

Difference in altitude: 310 meters.  

Time: 1 hour approach walk and 4 hours via ferrata

Return to the car park: 40 minutes.

The monkey bridges and the crossing of the second tower are memorable passages. The canyon that separates the two summits is spectacular. The tunnel, which allows you to finish the via, requires lighting (headlamp or other). It is the vestige of a high altitude road project - a Franco-Italian project - which was supposed to link the Piedmont via the Aosta Valley and the Beaufortain...


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Via Ferrata Roc du Vent, Cormet de Roselend

The price includes
Supervision by a high mountain guide
Loan of via ferrata safety equipment (harness, helmet and via lanyards)
The price doesn't include
Transportation, food and drinks.
Anything not indicated in the "price includes" section.
Meeting point and times
Meet at 7:30 am at the car park of the Plan de la Lai refuge (2 km before Le Cormet).
Equipment required
Sportswear suitable for the weather, walking shoes or trail trainers with notched soles (no smooth soles or open shoes). Backpack with water and snacks.

For safety reasons, people who do not have the right equipment on the day of the outing may be refused by the guide.
Required level
Level : intermediate
It's essential to be in good physical condition and not to be subject to vertigo for this activity.

Activity possible from 13 years old (children accompanied by an adult)
Number of participants
The activity is confirmed with a minimum of 3 registered participants. Groups can be formed with a maximum of 5 participants / 1 guide.

Activities guides Via Ferrata Roc du Vent, Cormet de Roselend

Sophie Moritz
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Sophie Moritz

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Philippe Geiben
Rock climbing
Ski Touring
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Ice Climbing
Team Bulding
Ski Freeride
Philippe Geiben

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Meeting place
Refuge du Plan de la Lai
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