Pointe d'Almet

Situated along a ridge between the massifs of Bornes and Aravis, Pointe d'Almet can be reached from Col de la Colombière (1613 m., a pass in the Tour de France) through an interesting walk on the ridge from west to east, after crossing several summits on the same chain.

The mountains along the ridge that will be climbed before reaching Pointe d’Almet are: Pointe de la Botte, Tête d’Auferrand, Pointe de Deux Heures, Pointe de Grande Combe, Croix d’Almet (the secondary top of Pointe d’Almet).

The ridge is exposed in some places and includes steep rocky tracts (mostly downhill when walking W to E) that require scrambling and a lot of attention. The trail is not marked and often disappears in the stones.

From the summit of Pointe d'Almet, view over beautiful peaks of the Massifs of Bornes (N) and of Aravis (S).

Elevation (feet): 7,322
Elevation (meters): 2,232
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Latitude: 45.981799
Longitude: 6.521669
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Cluses

Thanks to Agnese for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

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

There is one trip report for Pointe d'Almet.

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  • Log #22467 - by Agnese on June 24, 2014
    From Col de la Colombière (the sign there indicates 1618 m) we started walking on a grassy path, going up towards Pointe de la Botte that we didn’t reach because we cut to the right and walked on...