Massive and rocky mountain. The origin of the name "Brulè'" is unknown, but it should be linked to the name "Bruil", which means "Marsh" in the local old lenguage.
In fact, the south east flank dominates above the marsh at the and of the lake Places Moulin.
It's composed by three flanks. The eastern that rising above the Comba Tza de Tzan(which is the head of Val Pelline), the north flank covered of ice and descending towards Arolla along the Haute Arolla Glacier; and the southwest where the Brule' glacier is placed between this mountain and the Becca della Vannette.
It is not a very important summit, but could be interesting for the view to the majour mountain aroud there, like Dent d'Herens and Grandes Murailles.
RoutesVery good place fo ski-mauntaineering.The very famous hauteroute
Chamonix-Zermatt,passes through this region with many variants.
North-west ridge Normal route.From ref.Nacamuli and across Punta Kurz
2-3 hours.Difficulty F+/BSA
North wall Dangerous route.Done very rarely.Not easy to find the way through crevasses and serracs.Long 450m and 54° of maximum inclination.Some passages of III°/IV°. Difficulty D/TD
North-east ridge Wild environment,not the best cause the bad quality of rocks.
South ridge Very long and not very recommended.
South-west flank Route not very interesting and usually done descending from the top with ski.Difficulty BSA
Getting thereArea reachable from Italy and Swizzerland.
Route from ITALY:via Valpelline-Comba d'Oren-rif Nacamuli.
From Turin, Milan. Leave motorway A5 in Aosta Est, then follow Grand Sant Bernard tunnel direction.
Once passed Valpelline village,take the direction to lake of Place Moulin.
Route from SWIZZERLAND:via Arolla.
From Geneva,Sion. Arolla is the topmost village of the uppermost valley of the Val d'Hérens.
In former times, you could reach it only on foot. Now, there exists a road. You reach Arolla by car
from Sion via Evolène and Les Haudères.
Refuges and Huts
REF. NACAMULI-COL COLLON 60 places (2.828m) at the head of Comba d'Oren, 3-4 hours from the dike of Place Moulin. Open summer and spring for ski-mauntaineering. Difficulty EE.
REF. DES BOUQUETINES 25 places. (2.980m) at the head of Glacier d'Arolla. 3-4 hours from Arolla.Open summer. Tel. 0041218456321. Difficulty F.
CABANE DES VIGNETTES
125 places (3.160m), situated near the "Col des Vignettes". 3-4 hours from Arolla. Tel. 0041272831322. Open summer and spring. Difficulty F.