Gastlosen - Le Chat - Gastlosen - Freiburger und Berner Voralpen - Switzerland

Gastlosen - Le Chat

Gastlosen - Switzerland


General Access

(Google Map)
From Bulle, drive to Charmey, and go until Jaun (Bellegarde). Turn right at roadsign “skilift” and follow roadsign “Chalet du Soldat”. Go until the end of the road, and park there. From there take the Chalet du Soldat footpath, you will see a alpine chalet. 80m before a big right curve, turn left into a small footpath (stone mark “Col d’Oberberg”). Walk until (hard) the base of the Pfadflue, and go left to the Oberberg pass. Once there, follow N-E on the same slope of the mountain, and take the first grass slope that leads to the pass between the Petit Pouce (lit. Little Thumb) and the Eggturm. Bypass the Petit and Grand Pouce (lit. Great Thumb) taking N-W, then a few climbing steps lead to the pass between the Grand Pouce and the Chat (lit. Cat).


Betwein the south ear of the Chat (Cat) and the Grand Pouce


It is easy to throw the webbing from the Chat and walk up with on the Grand Pouce.


Pulley system is ideal, but why not a Primitiv.

Possible to sleep under cover at the Oberberg pass (overhanging roof), or to the parking. The approach is an hour long. An other footpath goes right there (forest track in a curve on the right of the Chalet road), but the end is really unpleasant. We did it, and I do not recommend it.

A lot of other possible highlines, from short to long, with great atmosphere.

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