1st Base Camp -  Saint Jean de Maurienne 73300 (el. 560m) {74km NW of Chambery and 149km SW of Bourg d'Oisan} 
5 nights from Wed 5th to Sunday 9th Sept inclusive

Camping Le Marintan, 1, rue de la Provalière - 73140 Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne

Camping municipal des Grands Cols, 422, Avenue du Mont-Cenis -  73300 Saint Jean de Maurienne - Tent site for 1 or 2 persons per day from 14 € to 20 €

Hotel accommodation:     '3 stars'  or  '2 stars'

Hotel du Nord (where PapaBear has stayed); or

Hotel de l'Europe Saint-Jean de Maurienne; or

Etap Hotel Saint-Jean de Maurienne); and

 6 Immediate Climbs

Car trip is 74km from Chambery to Saint Jean de Maurienne

A very direct train travels from Grenoble, via Chambery Challes, to our 1st Base Camp of St Jean de Maurienne, departs Grenoble at 7:03am, 7:54am and possibly 9:32am arriving at our 1st Base Camp within 2¼ hours - later trips are available above, but only on Sundays.

Train fare prices are listed below. ‘Print @ home’ after on-line booking and ‘Print @ the station’ tickets have no delivery fees.


If arriving after 4th Sept eg. David aka CricketTragic who arrives the next day, catch train from CDG Airport Paris to Lyon to Valence to St Jean de Maurienne station that runs Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, and slightly different times on Sunday and Monday

Below 4:58pm train from Paris_CDG_Airport_train_station to Lyon, Valence arrive 9:51pm at St_Jean_de_Maurienne_station that David aka CricketTragic will catch on Wed 5th Sept to our 1st Base Camp