December - April
Departure:Promiod - Antey-Saint-André
Difference in level:1007 m.
How to get there
Châtillon motorway exit. At the stop, head right and take the fork on the right (signs for Cervinia). Follow the S.S. 26 as far as the roundabout for Valtournenche. Carry on as far as Antey-Saint-André. Turn right for the Magdeleine and you will come to the hamlet of Artaz (1727 m).
Easy, though varied excursion. The surroundings are solitary and very attractive.
The final stretch to reach the ridge can be dangerous with unpredictable snow.
Description of the route
From the square at Artaz 1727 m, cross the village then head to the right along a path that leads to a ski resort. Walk alongside the slopes, then head up through a pretty meadow on the left. A steep inter-estate road starts at the end of this; follow it to the end. Carry on through the forest following a flat pathway until you cross the valley that heads down to Promiod. Head down a few metres then back up as far as the Alpe Champ Cellier where you can pick up the trail from Promiod. Carry on over vast slopes along a non-obligatory route until you pass a rocky islet on your left at 2552 m. Then head for the clearly visible pass up above and then to your left (normally on foot) on an easy ridge until you come to the peak.