Les Cretes is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.655m (8,710ft) above the sea level, located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.
The road to the summit is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail of the Les Orres ski resort. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%.
Pic: Christian Nadal