Astronomy observation and night in a refuge above the lake of Annecy

If you are in ecstasy in front of the starry skies and you always ask yourself a billion questions about the constellations, the origin of the universe, the formation of stars, this micro-stay above Annecy is made for you! During this micro-adventure, we propose you to live a combination of experiences: A hike to discover the geological curiosities of the Parmelan plateau, a night in a mountain refuge associated with an observation of the starry sky directed by Philippe Jacquot, astrophotographer, passionate of astronomy. As soon as night falls, let Philippe guide you through his telescope and laser to reveal some of the secrets of the universe.
Villaz
Intermediate
2 half days / 1 night
Next training :From 29 July To July 30, 2022
PRICE PER PERSON FOR A MINIMUM OF 6 PARTICIPANTS2 half days / 1 nightInformation at +33 623 436 355
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Stargazing at the summit

Highlights of the stay

  • An evening to observe the sky with Philippe Jacquot, passionate astrophotographer.
  • A night in a typical mountain refuge.
  • A spectacular view of the Alps.
  • A hike in a "lunar" atmosphere

Day 1 : Climb to the refuge from the Bois-Brûlé


Up 730m Down 80m 2h45 of walking


The beginning of the adventure will start at the foot of Parmelan in the early afternoon. Our ascent to the refuge will be done via the small or the big mountain depending on the level and the desires of the participants. After about 2h30 of effort, we will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful 360° views on the Alps and the Jura. After having taken the aperitif at sunset, it's time to go back to the refuge to share the meal prepared by Philippe's team, the refuge keeper. Once the night has fallen, the sky observation session (about 2h45) can begin.


Night in the refuge (dormitory). Attention no shower and no water in the refuge.


Day 2 : Return via the Lapiaz of the Parmelan plateau


Up 80m Down 740m 3h of walking
The next day, weather permitting, breakfast can be taken on the terrace facing the Mont-Blanc! The return trip will be done on the lapiaz of the Parmelan plateau.


The walking times are calculated from an average speed defined in the sheet of difficulty levels of the hikes. They are indicative times and do not include breaks. The itinerary may be slightly modified for safety reasons (weather, level of participants) or for organizational reasons by the mountain leader in charge of the group.
Astronomical observation is subject to the weather conditions of the moment. A session with video projection will be organized inside the refuge in case of bad conditions.
The stay is subject to the availability of the refuge and the number of places for the astronomical observation session.

And if you still want more, why not try the multi-day treks?

Tour of the Vanoise glaciers / Trek around Lake Annecy / In the heart of Ampezzo Dolomites / Tour of Mont-Blanc

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Good to know about the training
Astronomy observation and night in a refuge above the lake of Annecy

The price includes
Supervision by a state-qualified mountain leader.
Group of 12 people maximum per guide for an optimal safety and conviviality.
Accommodation in a refuge (dormitory) with half board for the night.
The astronomical observation session.
The price does not include
Emergency and Repatriation Insurance (Mandatory).
Cancellation insurance (Recommended).
Transportation to the starting point of the hike.
The drinks.
Anything that is not listed in the "price includes" section.
Trip organized by the Quartz association
An organization of the Bureau des Guides d'Annecy
Affiliated to Apriam
344 chemin de l'oratoire 74290 Alex
Registered with Atout France
IM 073.10.0023

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