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Le Pic des Mémises

A magnificent hike with a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva

The hike to the Pic des Mémises (1674 meters) starts at the Col de Creusaz (1160 meters) in the commune of Bernex not far from Lake Geneva. There is a large parking lot reserved for hikers right next to the restaurant l'Alpage. The path is very well indicated, there is no possibility of making a mistake. The great interest of this hike is the passage of a ladder, it adds a little spice to a classic hike. It is necessary to follow the signs which indicate "ladder". This hike is a loop, we don't go back down by the ladder. The hike is very beautiful, the landscapes are to cut the breath.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 3 h.

The Col de Creusaz

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The Col de Creusaz
The hike starts at the parking lot of the Col de Creusaz, there are many possibilities for walks and hikes from this pass.

The Col de Creusaz parking lot

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The Col de Creusaz parking lot
The start of the hike is not very well indicated, you have to take the path that goes up at the end of the parking.

Start of the hike

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Start of the hike
The beginning of the hike is very easy.

Direction of the ladder

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Direction of the ladder
A signpost indicates "ladder". From this point on the trail becomes more difficult.

Arrival on the ladder

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Arrival on the ladder
This is the most difficult part of the hike, sometimes you have to put your hands down before you reach the ladder.

The scale

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The scale
The famous ladder, it is not very difficult.

At the top of the ladder

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At the top of the ladder
As soon as you pass the ladder the path becomes much easier again. The climb remains steep.

La bifurcation

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La bifurcation
At some point you will come to a crossroads. You can continue to the Pic des Mémises (25 minutes) or go down to the Col de Creusaz. It would be a pity to stop so close to the goal, the slope is quite steep but the way is easy until the Pic des Mémises.

View of Lake Geneva

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View of Lake Geneva
You are rewarded for your efforts with a magnificent view of Lake Geneva.

The trail

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The trail
You can continue the hike on the path that runs along the ridge or go back down.

La descente

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La descente
The descent does not present any particular difficulty, just follow the indications "Col de Creusaz".

The return

The return
One sees the carpark. The restaurant awaits you to take forces.

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