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Arms of Andes

Plan Lachat to the Grand Galibier (3,288 m) – high up with Arms of Andes

Plan Lachat to the Grand Galibier (3,288 m) – high up with Arms of Andes

13.4 mi
1.8 mph
4,550 ft
4,550 ft
Expert mountaineering route. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.

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Includes a segment that may be dangerous

A part of this route comprises technical, difficult, or hazardous terrain. Specialist equipment and prior experience may be required.

1.79 mi in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.50 mi

Lac des Cerces

Hiking Highlight

4.04 mi

Col de la Ponsonnière

Hiking Highlight

6.18 mi

Grand Galibier

Hiking Highlight

10.6 mi

Col des Cerces

Hiking Highlight

11.1 mi

Col des Rochilles

Hiking Highlight

11.8 mi

Col de la Paré

Hiking Highlight

13.4 mi



Tour Profile


Alpine Hiking Path: 1.78 mi
Mountain Hiking Path: 7.10 mi
Hiking Path: 2.65 mi
Path: 1.76 mi
Footpath: 208 yd


Alpine: 1.56 mi
Natural: 8.46 mi
Unpaved: 3.38 mi
Unknown: < 109 yd

Weather Forecast


Arms of Andes planned a mountaineering Tour.

January 30, 2023


  • Arms of Andes

    The Grand Galibier is a 3,228 meter high peak in France's Massif des Cerces. This relatively technically easy mountain tour offers you incredible views, picturesque alpine lakes and, with a bit of luck, a few impressive ibexes.


    You start at the Plan Lachat car park in Valloire. From there you follow the

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