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Hiking to the Croix de Fer (Cross Iron), 2 343 m
Hiking to the Croix de Fer (Cross Iron), 2 343 m Picture
Sunday, July 10th, 2016 @ 07:30
Haute-Savoie, Geneva
Sunday, July 10, on the Tour du Mont Blanc. (90 km from Geneva).10

Climb by good motorable road along the gondola Charamillon. The one moves away from the coast 1850 m. The only vegetation is a short grass because this land is snow covered a major part of the year.
Upon arrival of the chairlift (2186 m), take on the left the vehicle track towards the Col de Balme (2191 m). Its mark the Franco-Swiss border. Since the Tour, starting 2:30 mounted.
Climb the ridge that leads to the Croix de Fer (2343 m). View the canton of Valais, the Forclaz pass and the Rhone Valley.
After the picnic, we must return to the Col de Balme and the intermediate station Charamillon and down through the pasture of Balme and its herds of cows Herens.


REGISTER ONLY BY EMAIL, please at: Jean.Gomez@live.fr

This is an Oxygène 74 outing. rando-74.pagespro-orange.fr

I need to know: Your full name. Do you have a car and if yes, how many people can it contain, including the driver? Your mobile number. An email address you can read on the weekend.

You will need: suitable shoes, poles and gaiters, warm clothes, sun cream and sunglasses, your passport and some Euros, drinks and picnic.

Price 5 Euros including insurance. Transport: passenger pays 15 Euros to the driver.

Leader: Jean Gomez: Jean.Gomez@live.fr - +33450924449 and +33681756479. Please, email me or call (I speak French and Spanish).

A gradient of 900-1000 m and a distance of 12 km. Walking time: about 5 hours.

Meeting point at 07:30 at the French side of the Moellesulaz customs, in front of the Librairie de France.
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