Walk of Wed 03 Aug 2016 09:33:27 CEST

A Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières walk posted on 03/08/16 by cactus blues. Update : 17/05/19
Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h55[?]
Distance Distance : 5.27mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 2011ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 1988ft
Highest point Highest point : 6450ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5135ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Alps, Aravis et Bornes
Location Location : Le Petit-Bornand-les-Glières (74130)
Starting point Starting point : N 46.010619° / E 6.434292°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 3430ETR
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Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 0.35 - alt. mi 0.35
2 : mi 0.9 - alt. mi 0.9
3 : mi 1.41 - alt. mi 1.41
4 : mi 1.55 - alt. mi 1.55
5 : mi 1.81 - alt. mi 1.81
6 : mi 2.56 - alt. mi 2.56 - Chalets de Lessy
7 : mi 2.65 - alt. mi 2.65 - Lac de Lessy
D/A : mi 5.27 - alt. mi 5.27

Useful Information

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 3430ETR.

Hikideas and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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