Monts Telliers

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Monts Telliers
Monts Telliers is located in Switzerland
Monts Telliers
Monts Telliers
Location in Switzerland
Highest point
Elevation2,951 m (9,682 ft)
Prominence216 m (709 ft) [1]
Parent peakLa Tsavre
Coordinates45°53′56.1″N 07°08′37.9″E / 45.898917°N 7.143861°E / 45.898917; 7.143861Coordinates: 45°53′56.1″N 07°08′37.9″E / 45.898917°N 7.143861°E / 45.898917; 7.143861
Geography
LocationValais, Switzerland
Parent rangePennine Alps

Monts Telliers are a mountain with twin peaks in the Pennine Alps of Switzerland. It is relatively easy to reach from the Swiss side of the ascent towards the Great St. Bernard Pass, especially by ski tours in winter-early spring, but also on foot during the summer. It offers a great panorama featuring Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and Grand Combin.

Route (walking)[edit]

There is no marked path all the way to the top, but nevertheless, it is quite an easy and worthwhile ascent. Starting from La Pierre Alp (500 metres above the entrance to the Great St-Bernard Tunnel, on the right side of the road), the southern peak can be reached in about 3 hours by an easy walk with a few meters of very easy climbing during the final ascent to the peak. The walking path marked by a red line (white background) leads in parallel to the stream, up to the grassy, mildly inclined plateau of Combe de Drône, from which Col du Bastillon (2757 m) can be reached. From here, the route is not signposted anymore, but the peak can be reached relatively easily, by heading towards the abandoned bunker slits, then climbing up on the right hand side on the ledge above them. From this point, it becomes a normal walk again, on easily manageable rocky terrain, all the way up to the southern peak with its imposing panorama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col Sud des Planards (2,735 m).

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