Pigne d Arolla Climber's Log

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Lortnoc

Lortnoc - Apr 11, 2007 4:49 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

Nice and easy  Sucess!

Nice views from the top. Nice and easy glacier trip.

Andrew Hagen

Andrew Hagen - Oct 7, 2006 11:51 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

Climbed from Glacier du Brenay  Sucess!

Outstanding views from the top, one of the best summit panoramas I've seen. We climbed up from the Brenay Glacier the previous day. Getting past the icefall at the bottom of this glacier was more complicated than we expected (steep, loose, rockfall danger, etc.). It seems that the Serpentine Glacier is the preferred approach these days.

igneouscarl

igneouscarl - Sep 16, 2006 7:52 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2006

nice taverse  Sucess!

nice taverse

Jay Power

Jay Power - Sep 11, 2006 8:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2006

via Cabane Vignettes  Sucess!

Perfect weather. Trailbreaking in deep snow.

joe_akeem

joe_akeem - Jun 29, 2006 10:23 am Date Climbed: May 2, 1997

Route Climbed: ski route from Cabane de Dix Date  Sucess!

Descent to Vignettes hut.

Jurgen

Jurgen - Jun 25, 2006 5:10 pm

Date climbed: july 2005. In combination with a traverse on the Mont Blanc de Cheilon.  Sucess!

The traverse Pigne d'Arolla-Mont Blanc de Cheilon is a long trip, but very beautifull.

Chamonix Man

Chamonix Man - May 2, 2006 7:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2006

Normal Ski Tour Route from Dix Hut  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route from the Dix hut. A fun climb up on a great day with excellent visibility.

Olaf

Olaf - Dec 8, 2005 2:24 pm

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 2, 2004  Sucess!

Very nice climb not difficult at all. It was a bit cloudy but on the summit we had a nice view over the area including the Matterhorn.

philippe bridgeman

philippe bridgeman - Nov 29, 2005 7:20 am

Route Climbed: East South East Flank, Facile from the Vegnettes Hut Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

Nice easy snow plod to the summit in good weather, first Alpine route.

David_Holland

David_Holland - Aug 18, 2005 9:45 am

Route Climbed: Normal route from the Vignettes hut Date Climbed: 29 juli 2005

We start at 2.00 hours at Arolla in the night. We go up and everything goes ok. 400 hm from the summet we have to get back for bad weather coming in. When we leave the hut on the way back the thunder starts. No summit...

flearreta

flearreta - Aug 1, 2005 4:54 pm

Route Climbed: Chanrion - Vignettes Hut Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!

Skied up to the summit as part of the classic Haute Route 6-day itinerary. You reach this on the second to last day before arriving Zermatt.

Gaffr - Sep 3, 2004 9:31 am

Route Climbed: The route using the glacier from the Dix Hut. Date Climbed: Early August 2001.  Sucess!

An enjoyable second Swiss summit for me with an interesting descent in very soft snow to the col near to the Vignettes Hut!

Harm

Harm - Aug 20, 2004 1:11 pm

Route Climbed: Starting from Cabane des Dix Date Climbed: August 12th 2004  Sucess!

Great view from the summit, although we couldn't stay longer than about 5 minutes due to severe wind and a temperature already below the freezing point. We rested a bit lower on the way back to Cabane des Dix and had a great view on the Dent Blanch and Matterhorn. The climb itself was doable, but sometimes the slopes climbed were rather steep.

hoorickj

hoorickj - Jul 11, 2004 4:16 pm

Route Climbed: from Cabane des Dix Date Climbed: 7 june 2004  Sucess!

Climbed as part of the Chamonix-Zermatt haute route (cabane des Dix to cabane des Vignettes). I have no idea about the view - we reached the summit in near zero visibility (but our guide and the GPS told us we reached the summit :-)

pdou - Jul 8, 2004 5:18 pm

Route Climbed: from Cabane des Dix Date Climbed: June 26 2004  Sucess!

This was our first higher mountain, the weather was excellent, conditions on glacier good, overall quite easy and encouraging.

Farmer

Farmer - Apr 18, 2004 1:30 pm

Route Climbed: N-face Date Climbed: june 2001  Sucess!

Very nice tour with great variation.

Last 50 hm are tricky, mixed condition....





maria grazia s

maria grazia s - Apr 13, 2004 10:33 am

Route Climbed: normal fromVignette Date Climbed: a few times  Sucess!

ski mountanering

Mathias Zehring

Mathias Zehring - Mar 20, 2004 4:56 pm

Route Climbed: ski route from Cabane de Dix Date Climbed: May 23rd 1993  Sucess!

fine end of a 4-days-trip. Good conditions - easy ascent and perfect firn snow almost down to Arolla

LAMONTAGNE

LAMONTAGNE - Nov 29, 2003 6:36 am

Route Climbed: Hut of Dix Date Climbed: July, 1993  Sucess!

No real difficulties. I love the shape of this summit. We enjoyed a good time with friends.

Probemeister - Nov 11, 2003 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Normal from the Vignettes hut Date Climbed: July 2000  Sucess!

Climbed this in a nice sexy blizzard whilst on an Alpine training course

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