Col Du Tepey Via La Plagne Vaumard

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Col du Tepey route

From la Martinette climb the wooded track towards the Combe Madame. At 1750 meters turn south onto the Plagne Vaumard bowl which climbs to the col some 700 meters higher up. It is possible to climb to the Col d'Arguille at 2755 m.

Mountain RangeBelledonne
SummitCol du Tepey
Starting Altitude1070 meters
Vertical1640 meters
MapsCarte IGN TOP 25 3335 ET
GPS Waypoint 
GPS RouteGoogle-Earth:Rocher-Blanc
Grade[1]Danger: 1, Climb: PD+, Ski: 2.2
CommentsA route to do early in the day in spring
SnowboardersThe forest track is narrow
EquipmentSki crampons for the Plagne Vaumard
Road Accessle Fond de France
RefugesCombe Madame Refuge
Authordavid 1 Dec 2005


Col du Tepey

Alone in the Combe du Tepey... a drame, just some chamois at the top of the ridge. The route climbs nicely. Quite a bit of snow in the forest but it is prudent to walk the last steep section which is narrow and well tracked. The ski conditions were okay, dense powder in the shade and compact powder above the refuge if you look for it. Watch out for hidden rocks.

Contributed by Anny on the 22 December 2005

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