Hiking in Morzine | Roc D’Enfer

One of the best ridge walks I’ve ever done, not quite as sharp as Crib Goch leading up to Snowdown in Wales but more exposed in parts and much higher altitude. The summit of the Roc D’Enfer stands at 2243m with great views into Switzerland and over to Les Dents Blanche and Mont Blanc. We did the loop from Graydon round to the col de Foron although in hindsight I would do it the other way round next time making some of the more exposed scrambles an ascent rather than an a slightly tricky descent.

It’s always hard to judge when a walk is an infamous as the Roc D’Enfer for claiming several lives over the past few years but the warning signs are well justified. Hiking in Morzine you need to be going well prepared with plenty of time, taking a map, making sure someone knows your route and the the weather forecast is nothing but clear skies with no wind is as much as you can do. The rest is walking confidently within you limits and not being afraid of turning back if you are either unsure of the route or not confident in your ability.

Having said that the reward was an exhilarating walk/scramble along one of the best ridge lines I’ve ever been too!

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