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Winter wonderland around Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges

 
Winter wonderland around Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges

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Object Title: Winter wonderland around Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges

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Created/Edited: May 5, 2014 / May 5, 2014

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Overview

According to the calendar, spring wasn't all that far away anymore. Temperatures were above average too, which had put an end to our ice climbing plans in the southwestern corner of the Swiss Alps. However, it takes more than a few warmer days to melt the big blanket of snow high up in the mountains, and since the forecast was excellent, it wasn't hard to find an alternative. And so I found myself on a three day snowshoe trip to Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges, bagging a couple of easy nearby peaks in the process.

The forecast proved to be right. Lots of sunshine and clear skies everyday guaranteed magnificent panoramic views of the Pennine Alps.

Annotated Walliser Alps panorama from Pointe de Vouasson
Annotated Pennine Alps panorama from high on the slopes of Pointe de Vouasson

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Images


Zooming in on Dent Blanche  from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Zooming in on Dent Blanche from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Annotated Walliser Alps panorama from Pointe de Vouasson

Annotated Walliser Alps panorama from Pointe de Vouasson

Zooming in on the Matterhorn from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Zooming in on the Matterhorn from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla from the SW summit of Mont de l\'Etoile

Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla from the SW summit of Mont de l'Etoile

Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla from the southeastern slopes of Mont de l\'Etoile

Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla from the southeastern slopes of Mont de l'Etoile

The summit of Dent Blanche (4357m) popping up right behind Grande Dent de Veisivi (3418m)

The summit of Dent Blanche (4357m) popping up right behind Grande Dent de Veisivi (3418m)

Zooming in on the Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla (3644m) from the SW summit of Mont de l\'Etoile

Zooming in on the Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla (3644m) from the SW summit of Mont de l'Etoile

Pointe de Darbonneire (3422m) and Pointe de Vouasson (3490m) from right below the SW summit of Mont de l\'Etoile

Pointe de Darbonneire (3422m) and Pointe de Vouasson (3490m) from right below the SW summit of Mont de l'Etoile

A small alpine bird near Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges (2810m)

A small alpine bird near Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges (2810m)

Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla popping out above Pointe de Darbonneire

Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla popping out above Pointe de Darbonneire

Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla (3644m) from the NE

Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla (3644m) from the NE

Zooming in on the Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla (3644m) from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Zooming in on the Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla (3644m) from high on Pointe de Vouasson

Aiguilles Rouges d\'Arolla

Aiguilles Rouges d'Arolla

Zooming in on Pigne d\'Arolla (3790m) from across the valley north of Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges

Zooming in on Pigne d'Arolla (3790m) from across the valley north of Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges

Walliser Alps panorama from Pointe de Vouasson

Walliser Alps panorama from Pointe de Vouasson


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