La Tête de l’Avalanche summit

    La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    This uncrowded mountain overlooks the picturesque valley of Lake Arvouin to the south. It is possible to cross it in both directions, the most interesting being rather the west-east direction.

    To reach the highest point, it is first necessary to climb to the Col du Serpentin, either by Lake Arvouin or by the Resse valley. At this pass, traces lead southeast to the summit. On the other hand, the continuation of the crossing, at the limit of climbing in places, is done off trail to the spillway of Lake Arvouin.

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    All year round.
    Summit accessible by hiking only, generally from mid-June to mid-September, dates which may change depending on weather conditions. Check with tourist offices or Mountain Guides before any access attempt.


    Free access.


    Route de Chevennes
    74360 La Chapelle-d'Abondance

    Spoken languages

    • French