Walking on solitary paths
Champéry (1055m, train and bus connections)
Col de Susanfe (2494m)
Total travelling time:
Overall height gain/loss:
+2654m - 2654m without climbing up the Haute Cime or + 3354m -3354 with climbing up the Haute Cine
Cabane de Susanfe – Col de Susanfe – (Haute Cime) – Lac de Salanfe – Col du Jorat – Mex
5-5,5 h (Without climb up Haute Cime) or 8 h (with climb up Haute Cime)
If you want to go up Haute Cime, it is advisable to make an early start. Leave Cabane de Susanfe (2102m) and after almost 1½ hrs you reach Col de Susanfe (2494m). From here to the peak takes 2 hours with 770m height gain. This slope is very steep and requires endurance. When you are ready to leave the peak, you need a good sense of orientation, because there is no path descending from Col de Susanfe. However you soon reach a waymarked path leading you to the stunning Lac de Salanfe (1932m). From here, Col de Jorat (2212m) is already visible at a distance and after gaining 300m you will soon be there. The descent from Col de Jorat is steep and you need to cross a stream. This requires care. Finally you reach the village of Mex (1118m).
Auberge de l’Armailli (Mex, 1118m): Tel. +41-(0)27-7671979,
, open all year, private.