Hike to Pointe d’Arcalod, Pointe de Chaurionde & Pointe de la Sambuy (part 2)

This is part 2 of the day-hike to Pointe d’Arcalod, Pointe de Chaurionde & Pointe de la Sambuy. After Col d’Orgeval, I basically followed this itinerary.

After getting down to Col d’Orgeval from Pointe d’Arcalod, I went up again on the other side to Pointe de Chaurionde, just as the sun was reappearing. From the summit, I could see up to Albertville and the Beaufortain. Still no Mont Blanc unfortunately… I then followed the ridge trail to Pointe de la Sambuy. Slightly before reaching the base of the Pointe, I left the ridge looking for the way up to the summit, a path that would involve rock-climbing the face of the Sambuy to the top. I saw some pink markers but I kept looking since the path they indicated was looking more difficult than what I had read. It was the correct way however… It turned out it was not that hard even though the rocks were not very solid, so I just had to be extra-careful. Finally, I arrived at the summit! I was the only one there. I then made my way down and, after a detour through the Petite Sambuy (Small Sambuy) below, I took the ski lift to the base of the Seythenex-Sambuy ski resort. There was a summer luge track so I spent a bit of time there. The next step was pretty tedious since I had to walk back to Faverges using the paved road. It took much longer than I had estimated and when I arrived at the village of Seythenex, I realized I would not make it in time for the last bus to Annecy. At that point, I started running, cutting through the woods at some point and then on the road that leads to Tamié. I arrived at the bus stop 15min late but, fortunately, so did the bus.

Above, looking at Pointe de Chaurionde from Col d’Orgeval.

Above, Pointe d’Arcalod.

Above, the ridge between Pointe de Chaurionde and Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, Pointe de Chaurionde.

Above, La Tournette.

Above, looking towards Albertville.

Above, Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, view from the summit of Pointe de Chaurionde.

Above, Lake Annecy.

Above, Pointe d’Arcalod from the summit.

Above, Pointe de Banc Plat.

Above, Albertville.

Above, Col de Curtillet.

Above, on the ridge to Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, leaving the ridge.

Above, on the way up.

Above, Pointe de Chaurionde.

Above, Petite Sambuy from the summit.

Above, cross at the summit of Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above , Aravis range.

Above, Faverges.

Above, on the way down.

Above, Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, Pointe d’Arcalod and Mont Trélod, from the Petite Sambuy.

Above, Lac d’Annecy.

Above, Pointe de la Sambuy and Pointe de Chaurionde.

Above, herd of sheep.

Above, cave entrance.

Above, Seythenex-Sambuy ski lift.

Above, last look at Pointe de la Sambuy.

Above, on the ski lift.

Above, summer luge track.

Above, Dent de Cons.

Above, Montagne du Charbon.

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