Bauges' skyline: crossing the 2000m peaks
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Between Savoie and Haute-Savoie departements, the Skyline of the Bauges is a beautiful route between earth and sky, aiming to climb 12 of the 14 peaks over 2000 meters in the Bauges massif, in sports walking, trail or alpine hiking mode. Those are different terms for the same objective: to have fun together in the mountains.
This new itinerary allows you to follow a 4-day route, with 3 nights in bivouac, on ridges, sections of the GR (Grande Randonnée = Great Trekking) trail, forest tracks, etc. It has been designed to be a loop, in order to limit the vehicle transfers and minimise the carbon footprint that other paths would increase.
Many passages are on narrow ridges, and it is sometimes necessary to "use your hands" for some easy climbing (grade 3). Safety will always be present as I will be there to help you get through these passages without stress, roped up if necessary. The vertiginous impression will be our companion throughout the adventure, so it is necessary to have a minimum affinity with it.
The three nights in bivouac are done in a place prepared in advance. You will not have to carry any sleeping bag, tent or anything else, just a sheet! These evenings will be a moment of connection with Nature, in simplicity, around the fire, in the silence of the forest. But with minimal comfort to recover!
The Skyline is an adventure next door. An intense natural immersion through the different gifts that await you. Vertiginous journeys that bring you back to presence, essential for this, but also in the daily life. Strong moments, which nourish in depth! And isn't this the most important thing? Isn't this what lasts, even when we are no longer in a position to carry out these adventures?
If you like this kind of alpine crossing, I also propose other magnificent routes around Annecy lake:
- the alpine crossing of the Dents de Lanfon,
- the complete crossing of the Dents de Lanfon,
- and the complete crossing of the Bornes massif.
It is given as a rough guide and may change according to the weather, the group and other parameters.
D1: Arcalod, Mont de la Coche and Tré le Molard.
Meeting point at the parking of La Sambuy at 9am. Departure by a descent to join the Saint-Ruph valley, that we go up to leave it then, in order to climb the North ridge of the Arcalod (2217m), by going down by the normal way on the East face. A path leads us to the pass of the Mont de la Coche to climb this summit (2065m), and its neighbor Tré le Molard (2035m). A descent leads us to the bivouac to enjoy the end of the day. The participation of each one will be asked to organize the life of group around the camp.
D2: Pointe des Arces, Arlicots, Grand Para and Pointe d'Arclusaz.
On the program the "Fer à Cheval" of the Bauges, a long walk along the ridges between the Pointe des Arces (2076m), the Arlicots (2060m), the Grand Para (2012m), the Pointe d'Arclusaz (2041m). Return to the base camp of the day before.
A different day, an almost round trip ascent: climb to Trélod by the secret passage of Pleuven, and descent by the waterfall. If Nature is generous, we will be able to do a free cryotherapy session before joining the bivouac.
D4: Pécloz, Pointe d'Armène, Chaurionde and Sambuy.
Last departure and goodbye to our place of life of these 3 beautiful nights. It starts with a short climb and a descent to get in shape, before the ascent of Pécloz (2197m) by its West ridge, then the Pointe d'Armène (2158m). And we continue to play tightrope walker passing the Pointe de Chamosseran, the Pointe de la Fougère, the Grand Roc also reached in an unconventional way, then Chaurionde (2173m), and to finish the Sambuy (2198m) by its South ridge. From there, we return to the world below, with an interlude at Cyril's bar!
The price includes
- Supervision by the mountain guide.
The price does not include
- The additional costs for preparing your bivouac (including meals during the trip).
- Transport to and from the Sambuy resort, about one hour drive from Annecy or Chambéry.
- Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".
- Bivouac in tent.
- To be confirmed