Grand Muveran

Together with the Diablerets massif, the Muveran massif hosts the few summits of the Vaud Alps which reach the 3000 meter limit. Even though the mountains in this range are not as high as in the neighbouring Pennine Alps or the Mont-Blanc range, they often have spectacular dolomite-like vertical faces and rugged cliffs.

The Grand Muveran is no exception: as seen from Cabane Rambert, it appears as a broad wall of granit. Surprisingly, the ascent is not as difficult as it looks, and some guidebooks describe it as a hike with some easy climbing sections.

An excursion to or around Grand Muveran grants breathtaking views to the many famous peaks of Valais and Mont-Blanc region which raise further South beyond the Rhone valley. For example, from Cabane Rambert, it is a line-up of icy peaks. From West to East: Mont-Blanc, Grand Combin, Dent Blanche, Matterhorn, Weisshorn, ... and many others.

Elevation (feet): 10,010
Elevation (meters): 3,051
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Latitude: 46.2333
Longitude: 7.11667
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Ovronnaz, Leytron, Martigny

Thanks to Philippe Noth for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 2 trip reports for Grand Muveran.

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  • Log #16914 - by Henry WAGNER on Aug 07, 2004
    With my dog "BUZZ" nice Beauceron 16 month old. Climb like a master. 08:35 on the top. You don't belive.
  • Log #16915 - by Murielle Ludwig on Mar 18, 2004
    First I made a tripof 3 days around the grand muveran in 2003. And I really falled in love with this area. I thought to myself, I want to go up there. And one year later, I did it.