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Rochers de Naye

Sunday 14 th September 2014 - 11:03

Dificultat: Mitja
Temps: 2h
Desnivell Positiu: 503m
Elevació Màxima: 2.030m
The Rochers de Naye is a mountain you can reach by taking a cog train, which is very typical for Switzerland. At the summit there is a small hotel with a small exposition about the mountain fauna, especially about marmots. They have examples of dissecated mountain animals, but there is a series of cages where you can see marmots representing the different species around the world. There is also a botanic alpine garden, where we evidently find edelweiss. 

It is a rather steep mountain, and on one of its facades, there is a via ferrata we will probably do another day. But as one could expect on this type of mountains, the other side is very accessible.

The excursion began at Montreux where we took the cog train to the station in Jaman. The train is a bit expensive - if you like, you can take the car to the col of Jaman, but it takes 45 minutes longer.

Once arrived at the station of Jaman, we have the 'Dent de Jaman' right next to us. From this point, we have to descend to find the path - it is 30 metres we go down that we will soon have to rise before arriving at the next train station, from which point on we will yet again descend until an elevation of 1.672m, passing beneath the Rochers de Naye. At the end of the descent we can find a canal that climbs vertically until the col - it is rather vertical but it is still feasable without the use of hands. The path is full of little stones, which is why it is important not to slip.

Once arrived at the col, the views are impressive - we have the Leman lake below us, with the Alps in the background. Behind us, we can see the antena of the summit of the Rochers de Naye. From the col, we have 20 minutes of hiking until the train station, and from the station about 10 more minutes until the summit. From  the summit, if the day is good, we can enjoy 360 degree views - we have the Leman lake and the alps on one side, and if we look towards the Botanical garden, we can sight the Hongrin lake. From the summit we can see the 500 metre vertical slope we have climbed up, and the station of Jaman is directly below us. If we feel like walking further, we can walk towards the end of the via ferrata or we can descend between the cages with the marmots and then take a walk through the botanical garden, where we can see the edelweiss. 
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