Easy ascent with great views of Mont Blanc at the top, descent through open terrain.
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Starting at Erigne (where there is some parking and also a bus to and from Morzine) take the usually pisted track up towards the Lac de Mines d'Or, keep right at the first turn and follow the river, cross the bridge and make your way up along the track through the trees.
When you reach open terrain head for the first chalet and then continue up towards the second chalet, crossing the small gully and then on up to the Col.
The final ascent to the Refuge de la Golese is overhung by steeper terrain so be aware of snow conditions. Descending pick your line through the open terrain before rejoining the snow-track back to the bridge.