Cime du Glas

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Cime du Glas is the highest peak of the French national park of Mercantour .From Nice, go to the Vȳubie valley .Once in the little town of Saint Martin Vȳubie, take the little route to the Madone de Fenestre, a sanctuary at 2000 meters, which is the starting point of the ascent. There is a hut of the Club Alpin Fran?is where you can sleep and eat. The normal way
requires a basic experience of climbing, but I strongly suggest to cross the ridges, which demands some more experience of using a rope .The sight from the summit is wonderful, from the North of the Alps (Matterhorn, Monte Rosa), the Monte Viso to the Mediterranean sea.

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Elevation (feet): 10,312
Elevation (meters): 3,143
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Maritime Alps
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1864
First successful climber(s): Paolo di St Robert
Nearest major airport: Nice Cٴe d'Azur (Nice)
Convenient Center: Saint Martin Vȳubie

Thanks to Charles Catherin for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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

There are 5 trip reports for Cime du Glas.

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  • Log #11311 - by Edoardo Cervella on Jan 14, 2004
    Don't forget the italian side of this little king of southern Alps (you can see it in the second image joined in the gallery). This side is completely north-faced, so you can climb and slide down...
  • Log #11316 - by Simon Gwyn Roberts on Nov 21, 2003
    Use the normal route only in descent - and then with care! Its loose and unpleasant. In contrast, the ridge to 'le balcon' is exposed, solid and great fun.
  • Log #11315 - by Simon Gwyn Roberts on Nov 20, 2003
    Only use the normal route for descent - its loose and unpleasant. In contrast, the ridge to 'le balcon' is solid, exposed and excellent.
  • Log #11312 - by Andrew Tristram on Oct 02, 2002
    Climbed by the normal couloir then to Balcone by N ridge, both made more interesting by early snow.
  • Log #11314 - by Anna & Maurizio Billo on Sep 17, 2000
    From Ref. Pagar. Climbed by the normal route (fenetre du Gelas). Descent to Balcone N ridge less dangerous than normal route.