Excursion 01

Sunday, 6 June 1999

Dear colleagues,

Dear friends, Here is my proposal for the first mountain trip of this session. Please note that, as usual at the beginning of the session the qualification of the trips is that of "very easy". I assume that we must re-gain our shape before being ready to undertake more demanding enterprises.

Date: Sunday, 6 June 1999
Site: Le Prarion (from Bionnassay)
Classification: Very easy
Altitude: 1969 m (highest point)
Climbing up distance: 560 m.
Climbing time: 2 hours
Total hiking time: 3.30 hours
Starting point: Le Crozat (1410 m altitud).
Meeting point: CERN Main Cafeteria, on Sunday at 9.00 am
Remarks: Views over the Montblanc chain and Chamonix valley.
Access: Take the motorway in direction to Chamonix and comeout of it at the high of "Le Fayet". There take road D902 to St. Gervais-les-Bains and continue in direction to Les Contamines-Montjoie. 3 km after St. Gervais take road to the left driving through Bionnay to the village of Bionnassay (2 km from Bionnay). Park after the village in the site called "Le Crozat". The trip from CERN to Le Crozat may take 1h 20m.

Click to see the excursion map.
Click here to see a txt file with the way points of the path. .

In the web address "http://excursiones.salicio.net" you can find the map for this trip. Please, be in time for the appointment at the cafeteria.

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 us to enjoy this, a priory, beautiful environment.! Cheers! Jose.