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THE BEC ROUGE

THE BEC ROUGE
THE BEC ROUGE

Description

Scale the Bec Rouge and enjoy unhindered views of the valley. Start: the old schoolhouse in Le Châtelard. Competent hikers.
ITINERARY

Go through Le Châtelard village. Go past the former school and head towards Le Vaz. When you get to Le Vaz, head towards La Roche up the forest trail. Follow the signs for La Roche. After the junction, go left and follow the trail that winds up through the forest, getting steeper and steeper as you climb. When you get to the clearing at La Roche, follow the path that passes behind the chalet and goes steeply up in the forest. At the next junction, turn left. Once you come out into the meadow, keep going up until you reach the sign saying “Alt. 2086m”, then head down the trail on your right. Cross the alpine meadows and go past the rocks which are dotted around the final ascent. Follow the trail up to the cross at the top of the Bec Rouge. Follow the same route to get back down to Le Vaz and Le Châtelard.

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Medium
Duration
5h
Dist.
5.7 km
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Starting point

73700 La Rosière - Montvalezan
Lat : 45.615664Lng : 6.863462

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Le Bec Rouge

When the Nouvelle France newspaper reported the “collapse” of a mountain on 24th June 1877, it was describing the crumbling of La Molluire on the south face of the Bec Rouge. The winter of 1877 was plagued with heavy snow.The following spring was very wet, and there was still around 3.5m of snow left in June. The waterlogged earth was trapped in a cycle of freezing and thawing, which severely weakened the land. The first blocks of rock started falling in May. The incessant rock fall was deafening, and could be heard as far away as Bourg St Maurice. When the crumbling showed no signs of stopping, locals began to fear that their homes would be destroyed. Gradually the landslide began to subside, but the fallen rocks and debris had blocked the Nant Saint-Claude river bed in the commune of Sainte Foy Tarentaise, causing torrential flooding and mudslides. In 1883, the hamlet of Le Champet was completely engulfed, although luckily there were no victims. This type of natural phenomenon continued for over thirty years. Today, you can still see the gaping scar left by this landslide just under the Bec Rouge, despite the work carried out by the RTM (a service which aims to counter and repair the effects of erosion on the mountains) to stabilise the La Molluire rock face. Six dams have been put in place along the Nant Saint-Claude river bed to limit the risk of further torrential mudslides. The route up to the Bec Rouge is on the opposite side of the mountain to where the rock fall took place, and is very safe providing you keep to the marked pathways.

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Date and time

  • From 01/07/2024 to 31/10/2024
  • From 01/07/2025 to 31/10/2025

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Email : info@larosiere.net

Open period

From 07/01 to 10/31.
Subject to snow cover.

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La Rosière Tourisme - 10/03/2024
www.larosiere.net
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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾