Monte Chaberton, Briancon

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Mont Chaberton is a 3131m peak in the French Alps in the group known as the Massif des Cerces in the département of Hautes-Alpes.Chaberton is in the municipality of Montgenèvre in the Briançonnais region. It is easily recognisable by its pyramidal shape and flat top.HistoryUntil 1947 Mont Chaberton was in Italy, located in the municipality of Cesana Torinese.In 1883 Italy joined the Triple Alliance and started strengthening its defences against France. Between 1898 and 1910 Italian troops built an artillery battery on the summit that pointed towards France, in particular at the town of Briançon, and the pass to Italy over the Col de Montgenèvre. A road was built to the summit from the village of Fénils in the Susa Valley by soldiers and engineers led by Major Engineer Luigi Pollari Maglietta. They flattened the summit by about 6 metres to provide a surface for the eight towers. Their height of 12 metres was designed to overcome the highest snowfall recorded.Each emplacement was manned by seven men, who were protected by a relatively lightly armoured dome because the battery was thought to be out of reach of conventional artillery. Eight 149mm guns were mounted in the individual masonry towers. The fort was dubbed the "Fort of the Clouds" because it was often hidden in the clouds.
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  • Beautiful trekking, very lucrative, the Summit dominates the whole area and it shows up to Mont Blanc. We climbed from Clavière in October, in a perfect day and already snow on the ground in the final stretch. Breathtaking the huge parade at the top especially if it thinks about the job that required ... Too bad the Summit there has been "stolen" and that the French did not take care of the battery, a masterpiece of military architecture.
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  • Not to be missed with his forte is a unique panorama! worth the time of walking to reach the top
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  • When you are preparing x ascent and you see it at the bottom and a show x the occhi.non you know what awaits the top but you're already excited!!! up to half the path and fairly simple but from then on it becomes really challenging. the fatigue is felt but the scenery around you makes you forget the fatigue and makes you only imagine what you'll see when you arrive at the top you get to the top. seems to touch the sky with your finger the view and spectacular and you remain speechless until you realize you do you have made it alone with your strength ... a wonderful experience!!!
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  • Absolutely Gorgeous. A wonderful place. Ascent from Claviere a little inconvenient only from seven fountains to the Hill. From the hill top there is an easy path. For those without a good physical preparation advice the walk starting from Fenils, somewhat longer but less tiring.
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  • First time with my partner Sam carbon Bike home FOCUS, rose from Fenils Cesana Torinese along Pra Claud arriving at the turnoff to Lake desertes, where the other votes we scesi....il the next junction was to Claviere, after this last junction we continued with the only objective ... to arrive in tip to enjoy the breathtaking view that only chaberton can offer ... advice anyone at least once in a lifetime climb.
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  • Great view has 360 ° and a historic single at this altitude. Hiking from Montgenèvre, the path is accessible to the top without taking too many risks for the average hiker. Pay attention to the weather, with all this scrap, a storm could prove dangerous.
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  • Attraction to reach both from the French side and the Italian. From the top the view is amazing
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  • Place literally only: great view, strong visited by an incredible charm and bunkers scattered along the mountain and the Hill (by Monginevro); for fans of the attractions of the war is a paradise
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