A Val d'Anniviers tourPhoto's taken on a week long trip in the Val d'Anniviers. This tour was part of a hiking course organized by a Belgian association, Kazou.
We, 16 participants and 3 instructors, started in Zinal towards the Cabane des Becs de Bosson (which offers some of the most marvelous views on the Alps I've seen so far. Mont Blanc, A large part of the Pennine Alps and even the Berner Alps) in fantastic weather.
On day two we went from the Becs de Bosson, via Barrage de Moiry and the Corne the Sorebois to the Cabane de Sorebois, all day long gazing on the might Weisshorn and it's neighbours Dent Blanche, Zinalrothorn and Ober Gabelhorn.
Day 3 took us to the Petit Mountet hut via Pas du Chasseur. Weather had changed this day. When we started it was hot, simply hot. At the end of the day however it started raining, and it would continu to do so for the next two days (luckily not all the time).
Day 4 we didn't see a thing, but it was still an amusing and challenging hike to the Cabane du Grand Mountet, scrambling over what's still left of the Glacier de Zinal. Rain and mist made this hike a bit more difficult, but perhaps also more fun and challenging. This evening we played a little outside in the snow, doing some exercises on how to slow down and stop with an ice axe or piolet in case you slip and fall on snow or on a glacier. Absolute fun!
Day 5 started well for about half an hour. It had rained and snowed all night long, which made it look more like winter than summer at the hut. The views being absolutely magnificent (for about half an hour after which fog came back and it started raining again). Our trip this day towards cabane d'Arpitettaz was wet, without any views.
The same can be said about day seven, when we went to the Cabane de Tracuit, only it rained much more :) Still, a beautiful hike, specially Col de Millon.
Fortunately day eight, our final day, went we descended again to Zinal, was a superb day. The sunrise at the hut was simply magnificent, and it stayed that way most of the day. A fantastic tour, superb companions/friends in an absolutely wonderfull magnificent region!
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