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Col de Tricot: Traversée du Col de Tricot

It is best to leave a car in advance at La Gruvaz


From Les Houches:  From the top of the Bellevue cable car go SSW, cross the railway line to reach a track.  Follow this SW, crossing several little (avalanche) runnels until it descends slightly to a flat area near the Chalet de l'Are.  
From Bionnassay:  Start from the Crozat parking just above Bionnassay.  Follow the forest track up to the chalet de l'Are.

From the chalet de l'Are continue S until it is possible to descend the moraine onto the glacier, traverse it and climb up the moraine on the other side, (can be awkward).  This leads into the Tricot cwm which is ascended to the Col de Tricot (2120).


Ski down to the chalets de Miage and cross the stream to reach the 4x4 track, (slightly uphill at first,) leading to La Gruvaz.

  • Difficulty: S3 - Medium (<35°)
  • Danger/Exposure: E1 - Low
  • Time: 06:00 hours
  • Total climb: 1000 m
  • Total elevation drop: 1000 m
  • Highest altitude: 2299 m
  • Lowest altitude: 1300 m
  • Extra gear: None
  • Lift access: No



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