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.
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
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.
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.
Guided group - ISM course: Student alpine ascents.
I led the second of two rope teams
Ski route from Arolla in a whole day. 6 hours
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.
Fantastic tour to Mont Blanc de Cheilon 3870m
the picture are here: Link to Mont Blanc de Cheilon 3870m
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.
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!
Climbed with Nikman.
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.
Turned back a few meters before the summit because of a combination tricky snow conditions, lack of time and approaching bad weather.
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.
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
beautiful pyramidal form
In combination with a traverse on the Pigne d'Arolla. Long day, but very beautifull.
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.
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.