Cirque du fer á Cheval (Haute Savoie France) Part 2

by Ruth Williams
(Bath England)

Corne Du Chamois

Corne Du Chamois

Corne Du Chamois
Cascades Méridienne and Pierrette
Cascade de la Pierrette
Cascade de la Méridienne

At one end of the Cirque du fer á Cheval in the shadow of the Tenneverge Peak (2985 m) is a jagged outcrop known because of its shape as the Corne du Chamois (Horns of the Chamois). There are two waterfalls here that are worth mentioning.


The Cascade de la Pierrette also called the Fontaine de l'Or (the Fountain of Gold) is a tall thin fall that plunges over a rock buttress.
The limestone that makes up these mountains is percolated with subterranean watercourses.

The Cascade de la Méridienne is fed by one such stream causing the fall to emerge from a hole in the sheer rock face. It is named the Méridienne as at midday the sun illuminates the point at which the fall appears.

read part 1 of this writeup here

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Aug 15, 2012
Beautiful Falls
by: B.Davis

These are beautiful falls. Thanks for sharing.

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