Climbing in Le Chaudan (Alpes Maritimes)

Le Chaudan is a nice little cliff with 7 routes opened by Guillaume Ciais. It is limited but definitively wroth a visit.

Micromégas, 8a, Le Chaudan (© P. Gatta)
Micromégas, 8a, Le Chaudan (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Salso Moreno – Vens (Mercantour)

The Salso Moreno and the Lakes of Vens are popular places for trail running and hiking in the Alpes Maritimes. Located at the North of Mercantour National Park, close to La Bonette pass, they offer great Alpine views in a peaceful environment.

Toward Pas de Morgon, Les Roubines Nègres behind (© A. Gatta)
Toward Pas de Morgon, Les Roubines Nègres behind (© A. Gatta)

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Climbing: Dissipation (Aiglun)

Aiglun is probably the best cliff of Alpes Maritimes for multi-pitch routes. We took advantage this hot November to climb Dissipation a great route in the center of the cliff of Giet

Dissipation (ED- / 7a / 300m), Aiglun (© P. Gatta)
Dissipation (ED- / 7a / 300m), Aiglun (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Cime de Baudon (Préalpes de Nice)

After several trails in Haute Savoie, we are back in the French Riviera to enjoy running under the warm sun of this hot November.

Map of Cime de Baudon (Préalpes de Nice) (© P. Gatta)
Map of Cime de Baudon (Préalpes de Nice) (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Tour du Beaufortain (Savoie)

Beaufortain is a nice region of Savoie department, South of Mont Blanc massif. With numerous good trails, amazing views over the mountains, large lakes, alpine meadow, it is a great destination for trail running.

Lake of Roselend, Tour du Beaufortain, Alps, France (© P. Gatta)
Lake of Roselend, Tour du Beaufortain, Alps, France (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Sous Dine (Bornes Massif)

After a few nice trails in the BornesAravis Massif, we decided to go back there, this time to run around Sous Dine peak and the Plateau des Glières.

Roche Parnal seen from Chalet de Balme (© P. Gatta)
Roche Parnal seen from Chalet de Balme (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Trou de la Mouche (Aravis Massif)

Despite its weird name, the Trou de la Mouche (the fly’s hole) is a very nice “peak” of the Aravis massif. It is actually like a natural tunnel in the cliff of Rocher Perfia peak, at 2,467m.

Trou de la Mouche and Rocher Perfia seen from the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)
Trou de la Mouche and Rocher Perfia seen from the Combe of Paccaly (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: La Tournette (Bornes Massif)

La Tournette (2,351m), is a very scenic peak of the Bornes Massif. The West side has big cliffs and offers amazing view over Annecy and its lake, while the pastures of the East side are perfect for trail running.

Bornes, Aravis and Mont Blanc Massif seen from La Tournette (© P. Gatta)
Bornes, Aravis and Mont Blanc Massif seen from La Tournette

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Trail: Crêt de Chalam (Jura)

For once, we left the Mont Blanc Massif and went to the Jura for trail in the Valserine area.

Overview of the Crêt de Chalam trail (© P. Gatta)
Overview of the Crêt de Chalam trail (© P. Gatta)

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Brevent: La Fin de Babylone and Frison-Roche

Now that Breventcable car is closed, climbing there means +1,500 meters approach but there is a great reward; being alone in the entire face.

Brevent : La Fin de Babylone (red) and Frison-Roche (yellow) (© P. Gatta)
Brevent : La Fin de Babylone (red) and Frison-Roche (yellow) (© P. Gatta)

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