Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
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44.2978, 5.7651 : 1304.0 m
44.2795, 5.7756 : 735.0 m
Central European Standard Time (+0200)
There are only small roads on the west, so hitch-hiking back may be difficult if you are not on the main roads or in week-ends. Great XC start works best in light South thermic conditions but North can be good as well.
N and S TO at end of paved road (HG/ PG); or continue on dirt road to top: ramp for S TO, fields for S and N TO (HG/ PG) Main landing at the camping place in Laragne-Monteglin: N44.31228 E5.83495, 570m Two intermediate south landings on the way up, visible from the take-off: South landing 1 in large clearing at the foot of the Chabre, surrounded by trees but simple and safe in most winds - can get bouncy in strong thermic conditions; South landing 2 halfway up on the side of the road, rather short but not incredibly difficult: N44.29021 E5.76719, 970m North landing to the NE of the mountain large and well signposted: N44.32000 E5.79139, 600m Paved road (except last kilometer to the summit) - suitable for 2WD. Route access is via the south side of the mountain near Chateauneuf de Chabre and is well signposted. Normal regulations apply Normal regulations apply
During afternoon in summer wind might be too strong at take-off. Mistral can stop flying if sufficiently strong. Summer: with N-/ NW- wind (after approx 1300) very rough, turbulent thermals can be triggered off the rocky slopes below, which can make TO dangerous > be airborne before!