High Altitude 4x4 Parking (2995m)
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The Col de Sommeiller is famous for having been the highest point in the Alps accessible by 4x4 after Mount Chaberton was closed to 4x4 vehicles. It is now succeeded by the Bontadini lift station at the Theodul pass near Cervinia/Italy, although it is not officially allowed to go to Bontadini by 4x4 - it´s not really forbidden either ;-). But since there is no parking space at Bontadini , Col de Sommeiller is definitely the highest parking site in the Alps for 4x4.
Juli 2011 at C.d.S.
You can get to C.d.S. via 4x4, Enduro, VTT/MTB or simply hiking up there. Of course it is recommended to go there by 4x4. Extra points for camping there for the night!
For more information on C.d.S. you can also visit the listing of my nearby Virtual Geocache "Top of the Alps".
High Altitude Camping at C.d.S.
Pls. be advised that this is high alpine terrain and all alpine dangers apply. Make sure to have the proper equipment and experience. Especially the weather must be taken into account! Méteo France or IlMeteo (Italy) are good places to look for a weather forecast.
A note on cache maintenance: Myself as well as members of Team GeoJeeper visit C.d.S. at least once a year in the small time frame to get there in the summer months. You can go there in the winter but you wouldn´t find the cache.
Logs which are not written in the local languages (italian, french) or english are highly ignorant and not welcome in this listing. Pls. use translate.google.com if necessary.
Pictures of you at the cache location are very much appreciated.
This poor little container has a tough life. Please help it by hiding it properly and not crushing it with stones.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum