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Mont Gelé

Sci alpinismo >> Salita al Mont Gelé | Rifugio Crete SecheThis is the most popular peak in spring as well as in summer. It is a quite easy tour and one of the most panoramic of the surroundings. Going up from Crête Sèche hut and descending to Ollomont would be ideal.


Going up to the Mont Gelé
Departing from the hut (2410 m) carry on following the track until Plan de la Sabla (2610 m). After that, go through the plateau diagonally from the right to the left. At the end of the plateau carry on towards left over the slope that leads to a narrower couloir under the boundary ridge with Switzerland. This is the most difficult and the steeper part of the tour (aside from the last part under the top). At the end of the couloir you will come in a plateau called Plan Plat and you will see in front of you the Mont Gelé Pass (3180 m). Carry on in the middle of the plateau and go up the steep slope that leads to the Pass. From there follow the flat watershed that divide Bionaz from Ollomont and then go up towards left under the Mont de la Balme. Carry then on going up over the glacier towards the top (from the Pass you can see the cross on the Mont Gelé) until reaching the steeper slope that leads to the top. Normally you can reach the top skiing. The descent takes normally place on the same route of the ascent, even if it would be worthy also to descent to Ollomont.
For any information on snow conditions please feel free to contact Daniele to the Crête Sèche Hut.

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