I’ve been out to reconnoitre a route that may lead up to the Dome de la Sache (3588m). The Dome de la Sache, on its north flank, has a massive glacier with seracs; on its south-east flank, it has a suspended, hanging glacier. To access the south flank area, I initially walked over the Aiguille Percee (2778m), down to the Vallon de la Sachette, and then up to the Col de la Sache (2791m). From the Col de la Sache, I traversed across to the foot of the Crete des Platieres, which, at first sight, appears to be the barrier to gain the upper reaches of the Dome de la Sache. The Crete des Platieres is complex terrain (gateway to the summit of the Dome de la Sache) and might be viable with further exploration. Along the way, I spotted a herd of Chamois near to the Col de la Sache.
|The Dome de la Sache with its suspended, hanging glacier|
below the summit
|Cretes des Platieres (gateway to the summit of the |
Dome de la Sache)
|Suspended, hanging glacier (center) on the SE flank |
of the Dome de la Sache
|Herd of Chamois near the Col de la Sache|