aiguille de la grande sassière

Important and imposing mountain, it is the highest summit along the border ridge that goes from the sea to Colle della Seigne. Highest mountain of the central Graji alps. Hardly another alpine summit of this height is can be climbed without glacier contact and is so thus lighter pastable.

Start from the south over the Col d'Iseran, from the north starting from Col you Petite St. - Berne pool of broadcasting corporations over Bourg St. - Maurice and Tignes on the N 202 up to artificial lake north of Val d'Isère. On winding route direction “Franchet” and far up to the end with the Almhütten of Le Saut (2230m). Park short behind the brook bridge. Take to the nortwest following over debris-rich rock paragraphs highly up to the hill. The path constantly leads rising around the discharge of the west back around around this finally from the back, highly on the flank to the Blockkar - to enter La Grande Combe.Now over the broad back eastward (Steindauben) up to a salient paragraph. Here do not follow the climbing traces to the right into the high and fragile south wall outside, but rather straightforward over a easy short gutter a little higher. After this the ridge becomes again broadly and evenly, left sets a little lower the far Glacier de la Sassière. Over these, now following the edge of the glacier, crossing over slightly steep and debrisrich slope up to the summit cross

Elevation (feet): 12,293
Elevation (meters): 3,747
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Graian Alps
Latitude: 45.5048
Longitude: 6.9994
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1808
First successful climber(s): W.Mathews with M.Croz - August 5, 1860 (first recorded ascent)
Nearest major airport: Aeroporto internazionale “Corrado Gex“ Saint Christophe (Aosta)
Convenient Center: Val d'Isère

Thanks to Leo Spee for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #21539 - by Simon Beck on Dec 08, 2008
    Peaks of 3750m must not be disrespected but Some fit locals do this peak in running gear in good summer weather, but they've been up it lots of times before and know what to watch for in terms of...