Excursion 13

Sunday, 19 September 1999

Dear colleagues,

Dear friends, Here is my proposal this Sunday:

Date: Sunday, 19 September 1999
Site: Aiguillette des Houches (2285 m)
Classification: Easy but lengthy
Altitude: 2285 m (highest point)
Climbing up distance: 993 m.
Climbing time: 3 hours
Total hiking time: 5.30 hours
Starting point: Le Bettey - La Flatiere (1352 m).
Meeting point: CERN Main Cafeteria, on Sunday at 8.30 am
Access: From Geneva take the motorway to Chamonix. Five km beforeChamonix come out of the motorway following the indication to Les Houches. Once in Les Houches follow the indications to the train station and once in the station, take the road to the right following the signs to "Parc de Merlet". This road pass by a zone called Le Coupeau. There, do not follow any longer the signs but take the road which goes sharply to the left passing by La Cretaz, Le Bettey and La Flatiere. Stop and park there.

The trip from CERN to La Flatiere could take 1 h 30 m.

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 an enjoyable excursion! Cheers! Jose.