I was doubting for a while before launching my proposal due to the uncertaint weather prediction. However since weather is a very variable issue I decided that the decision should be taken in the real moment, i.e., on Sunday. Therefore, here is my proposal for excursion 05 (this Sunday):
|Date:||Sunday, 7 July 1996|
|Site:||Lac d'Armancette (1673 m)|
|Climbing up distance:||679 m|
|Climbing time:||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Total hiking time:||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Starting point:||Hameau du Cugnon (1262 m)|
|Meeting point:||CERN Main Cafeteria at 9h00 am|
|Access:||Take the motorway in direction to Chamonix and come out of it at the high of "Le Fayet". There take road D902 to St. Gervais-les-Bains and continue by the same road till "Les Contamines-Montjoie". Take the road that drives to "La chapelle de N.D. de la Gorge". 1 km after Le Contamines take a small road to the left hand side that will drive us to "Le Cugnon". Park somewhere there. The trip to Le Cugnon may take 1 hour 20 minutes.|
Click to see the excursion map.
Click here to see a txt file with the way points of the path. .
It is convenient to emphasize some useful items: please do not forget to carry on (wear) raincoat, hat/cap and sun glasses, warm gloves, hiking boots or sport-footwear with thick and non-slipping sole, enough food and drinks for the own consumption. Spear dry clothes and after excursion confortable shoes are very convenient.
I hope weather conditions will allow an enjoyable excursion! Cheers! Jose.