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Pointe Percee

Summit

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9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Pointe Percee is a rocky summit and the hightest peak of the Chaine des Aravis, a spectacular mountain range towering above Sallanches. There used to be a road sign on the highway between Chamonix and Geneva indicating the Pointe Percee which is how we originally got curious. On our website we have a trail describing the northern standard route coming from Col des Annes via the Refuge de la Pointe Percee. You can also approach it from the eastern Sallanches side via the Refuge Doran, which is something we will need to try soon. Regardless of the route, expect a difficult and technical hike with a lot of rock and steep inclines. The views from Pointe Percee are 360 degree all around and include Mont Blanc and basically all other peaks in the region. The first ascend of Pointe Percee was performed by Louis Maquelin in 1865.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Sallanches

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2750m

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Col des Annes to Pointe Percee

8

Our Rating

Very Good

Point to Point Trail:

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A bit far from Chamonix and not easy to get to but I had to explore this iconic rock peak towering above Sallanches that you pass by on your way to the Chamonix Valley

Trail Length

Length

9.48km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Jun - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

4.0 - 8.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+1038m / -1038m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

15+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Difficult (5/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

No Dogs

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Refuge de la Pointe Percee

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Mountain Refuge near the Pointe Percee, an iconic rock summit on the Chaine des Aravis

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Sallanches

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2164m

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Refuge de Doran

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

Refuge situated above Sallanches and below the Pointe Percee along the Chaine des Aravis

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Sallanches

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1495m

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Longitude:

6.55594

Latitude:

45.95576

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