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Mont Blanc de Cheilon and Pigne d'Arolla

Switzerland Ski touring

Mont Blanc de Cheilon and Pigne d'Arolla

Laurent
  • By: Laurent
  • Days: 4
  • Level: Sustained
  • Views: 755

Ski tour leaving from Arolla with the ascent of the Mont Blanc de Cheilon and the Pigne d'Arolla.

This a high moutain itinerary so a guide is required (see tips for a great guide).

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1 Starting point

You can take the ski lifts towards as close as possible to the "Pas de Chèvres".

2 Ladders

Two nice ladders to help you go down the cliffs !

3 cabane des dix

Very warm mountain hut! Great food and beers

4 View on the Mont Blanc de Cheilon

You can enjoy a nice view from the hut on the Mont Blanc de Cheilon.

5 M-B Cheilon à Ski

We did not manage to go the top because of really high winds ! I have never been so cold. Behind me is one of the way to get there.

6 Col de la Luette

Ascent leaving from the hut (+ 500 m) with a view on the Combins

7 Serpentine

Steep pass. In 2013, we had to use crampons or knifes.

8 Pigne d'Arolla

Wonderful view at the top of the Pigne d'Arolla : Dent blanche ... Cervin ... etc.

9 Cabane des vignettes

Nice hut !

10 Ending point

You can finish the trip in Arolla with a well deserved fondue au fromage !

    Good to know   Comments  
 
 
  Quentin   If you want to go on this tour hire Quentin as your Guide ! He is the guide tagged for this trip !  
 
  Cabane des dix   a lot of people going there. It is always better to book http://www.cabanedesdix.ch/  
 
  cabane des vignettes   Idem http://www.cabanedesvignettes.ch/  

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