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Sommet de l'Outheran

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in Entremont-le-Vieux
11.3 km
4h
Hard
  • Are you ready to conquer Mount Outheran, a true natural fortress? It's through conquest that you'll discover this isolated yet magical place.

  • A beautiful ascent awaits you at the beginning of the Désert d'Entremont: approach Mont Outheran, which resembles an abandoned ship on an impregnable high plateau.
    Follow the signposts, and you'll find yourself in this untamed landscape, where in the summer, you may encounter Nadège's sheep peacefully grazing.
    This unique atmosphere persists as you enter the small hut, your first outpost: candles, pens, and a visitors' book complete the rustic decor.
    From the summit cross, take a moment...
    A beautiful ascent awaits you at the beginning of the Désert d'Entremont: approach Mont Outheran, which resembles an abandoned ship on an impregnable high plateau.
    Follow the signposts, and you'll find yourself in this untamed landscape, where in the summer, you may encounter Nadège's sheep peacefully grazing.
    This unique atmosphere persists as you enter the small hut, your first outpost: candles, pens, and a visitors' book complete the rustic decor.
    From the summit cross, take a moment to admire the panoramic view of the peaks of the Hauts de Chartreuse Nature Reserve: Mont Granier, Pinet, Alpette, and Lances de Malissard dominate the Entremonts valley. The return journey follows the same route.
    After all these adventures, the appropriately named Escale du Désert will welcome you with some delicious local pastries.
  • Guidebook with maps/step-by-step
    Start: Foyer de Fond car park 1/ Take advantage of the long but pleasant walk along the pastoral track (2 km) to admire the variety of cows in the pastures and the beautiful peaks of the Chartreuse Nord massif. Leave the track on your right and continue straight ahead on the track as far as the ‘La Serra’ signpost at 1315m. 2/ At the post, turn left onto the track that climbs into the forest for around 300m, then follow a path that rises up into the cliffs. The path is not always clear on this steep, unstable slope and it is essential to follow the often widely-spaced markings (‘yellow line’ and old green and red markings) to avoid finding yourself on an impassable rocky bar. After passing the sheep fence, the path becomes gentler. Arriving at the Cabane d'Outheran (1596m - signs), which the route skirts to the left, the well-marked path (yellow line markers) winds through this vast karstic plateau with its characteristic relief (lapiaz, scialets, dolines, etc.) and almost entirely wooded except for a few rare clearings. 3/ Once you reach the small grassy plateau, you can take a picnic break near the cross marking the summit of Mont Outheran (1673m), which offers a fine view of most of the peaks in the Chartreuse massif (Mont Granier, Pinet, Dent de Crolles, Lances de Mallissard, Grand et Petit Som, Grande Sure, etc.) as well as the Belledonne, Aravis and Mont Blanc ranges. The return journey takes the same route, although care should be taken on the descent after the sheep barrier.
  • Departure
    Entremont-le-Vieux
  • Difference in height
    529 m
  • Plain text period
    From 01/05 to 30/11.

    Subject to favorable weather.
  • Environment
    • Mountain view
    • Mountain location
    • Panoramic view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
529 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 1667 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1171 m
  • Total positive elevation : 529 m
  • Total negative elevation : -529 m
  • Max positive elevation : 339 m
  • Min positive elevation : -453 m
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