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.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this Summit
Point to Point Trail:
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
When to Go
End Jun - End Sep
4.0 - 8.0 Hours
+1038m / -1038m
15+ Years old
3.0 - 5.0 Hours
Very Difficult (5/5)
Location & Map
Below you will the location of this point of interest on the map. You can click the button to show the nearby trails and points of interests that are listed above on the same map. Another option is to visit our complete interactive map that shows everything that is listed on our website.