Ski Touring: Pointe de Combe Bronsin - Lauzière - French Northern Alps - 2,499 m. (8,199 ft)

Sun, 5 January 1992


Minimum altitude: 1,267 meters

Distance: 5.6 km

Slope Aspect: North-West

Trip Reports

Vertical Climbed: 1,250 meters (4,101 feet)

Vertical Descended: 3 meters

Rating: 3.2

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,250



From the hamlet of Lieulever (Tiouleve), continue to the bridge at Rouelles, cross the bridge and turn SE and cross pastures in the direction of the stream that descends from Mont Bellacha (avalanche couloir). You arrive at a slope with brushwood and the summer path that leads to the chalet de la Perrière. Cross the forest to the south then through brushwood slopes to the west. Continue past the chalet to a plateau at 1850m then turn south and via a series of summits you reach a big plateau at 2150 at the foot of the Pas de la Mule (lake). Continue south into a bowl to arrive on the SW ridge of the OInte de Combe Bronsin. Follow a small obvious couloir to reach the ridge and follow this to the summit.

Access: Autoroute de la Maurienne, Aiton exit. Follow the road to Montsapey then Lieulever.

1. Pas de la Mule (ski 4.2)

Descend one of the NE couloirs from the summit (40 degrees for 200m) and reclimb via the Pas de la Mule. More simply descend the easy SW slope from the summit before looping around to the North via les Teurs.

Trip Report

CAF Grenoble trip. I'd completely misjudged the difficulty of this route as I didn't understand the CAF's information. It was a lot more climbing than I'd anticipated. On the climb through the brushwood I managed to fall forward and twist my thigh (it took ages to get better from this). Afterwards an ok climb to the summit. The skiing was relatively easy on very hard snow but again we had to traverse a lot of brushwood on the descent - probably not enough snow cover / too early for this route.


Cold, sunny. Hard snow. Lots of vernes in places.


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