Mont Blanc de Cheilon Climber's Log

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il.rocciatore - Aug 28, 2018 2:46 am

Route Climbed: Traverse Pigne d'Arolla - Mont Blanc de Cheilon Date Climbed: august 2018  Sucess!

Great outing! Snow cap on the East Ridge is sadly disappearing, a rock band needs to be traversed now on the lower part. Looks a bit intimidating while approaching, but actually passes quite smoothly. I wouldn't say the way back via Cabane des Dix and Pas de Chèvres is a walk in the park, but it's not that long either. By 6pm you can be back in Arolla.


Jolien1988 - Aug 5, 2013 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2013

Normal route but only wintersummit  Sucess!

Part of a course
Just did the wintersummit because of lack of time, descend trough winterroute (glacier in front of la Ruinette)
Clear sky, sunny but very windy
Very nice mixed route


slantycheese - Jun 24, 2013 5:22 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

W Flank ascent  Sucess!

Successful, standard ascent of the West Flank. Nice mix of bare rock and glacier travel, with a stunning peak offering the little-known "rear" view of the Matterhorn in the distance. My first true Alpine ascent and where I caught the bug.


domipost - Jun 30, 2011 11:46 am

Normal route  Sucess!

Some confusion over which route to take (the snowfield or the rocks next to it) but we ended up on top so all was nice. Fine climb.


danleach - May 11, 2011 4:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007

NW flank and SW ridge  Sucess!

Guided group - ISM course: Student alpine ascents.
I led the second of two rope teams - Apr 10, 2010 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2010

ski route  Sucess!

Ski route from Arolla in a whole day. 6 hours

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Aug 10, 2009 11:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

Traverse from the Pigne de Arolla  Sucess!

Did the Pigne de Arolla - Mont Blanc du Cheilon traverse. So we climbed up via the east ridge (first snow then rock) where I dropped my camera :( and descent via the normal route. For me it was the second time I climbed it :) Read the guide book properly before you climb the east ridge so you know where you should stay on the ridge and where not. A very beautiful but long tour.

Roel - May 24, 2009 11:49 am Date Climbed: May 22, 2009

Route Climbed: Normal Route  Sucess!

Winter summit


Cyrill - Nov 18, 2007 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2005

Mont Blanc de Cheilon 3870 m  Sucess!

Fantastic tour to Mont Blanc de Cheilon 3870m

the picture are here: Link to Mont Blanc de Cheilon 3870m


virginiapine - Sep 27, 2007 11:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007

High winds & new snow  Sucess!

Solo climb of normal route from Cab. de Dix. Strong N wind at and above Col de Cheilon (gusts of 90km/hr) and several cm of new snow made it a worthy challenge. Interesting technical moves just a few meters from the summit... Started at 5AM and back at hut at 11AM.


David_Holland - Aug 4, 2007 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

traverse  Sucess!

Climb it by E-ridge during Traverse Cab. de Vign.-Pign D'Arolla- MB de Cheilon(E-ridge up, normal way down)-Cab. de Dix. Great tour!

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Jul 11, 2007 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

Normal route with much snow  Sucess!

Climbed with Nikman.


Nikman - Jul 9, 2007 4:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2007

West ridge  Sucess!

I climbed the west ridge with Sebastian. Nice sharp and exposed ridge at the end. Nice views.

The day started clear, but turned into bad weather, but we were already back at the hut, when it started to rain.


Lortnoc - Apr 11, 2007 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2006

Too bad

Turned back a few meters before the summit because of a combination tricky snow conditions, lack of time and approaching bad weather.

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Jan 16, 2007 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

W ridge and SW ridge  Sucess!

Really nice tour, we did not do the normal route because there were to much cravesses so we took the west ridge to hook up with the normal route at the place were the rocky part of the SW ridge starts. Some rain and clouds on the way back while descending the west ridge again. No navigational problems possible since the route is too easy to find, compared to the normal route accross the galcier in clouds.

Probemeister - Aug 24, 2006 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2004

Normal Route  Sucess!

We were intending on traversing the peak but there were scary cornices and the east ridge was snowed up so we made do with the normal route; it was a really nice climb


siroco - Jul 31, 2006 7:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

beautiful pyramidal form


Jurgen - Jun 22, 2006 2:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

Traverse from East to West. Date climbed 28 july 2005  Sucess!

In combination with a traverse on the Pigne d'Arolla. Long day, but very beautifull.


Pietzl - Oct 18, 2005 7:42 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: oct 15, 2005  Sucess!

October 2005 was exceptionally warm... the snow on the higher slopes of the Cheillon was often so soft that we sunk into it upto our knees. Despite, we had a good but long day on the mountain.

Gaffr - Sep 3, 2004 9:27 am

Route Climbed: Traverse of the mountain from East to West. Date Climbed: Early August 2001  Sucess!

From the Dix hut with the boys from Speyside we had a fine traverse of the Cheilon which was my first Swiss mountain. Very enjoyable day out with a return for a second night at Dix.

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