Pigne d Arolla Climber's Log

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OneTwoTen - Feb 26, 2020 12:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2019

Climbed from Cabane des Dix  Sucess!

As part of a week long Alpine Course we climbed the Pigne.


il.rocciatore - Aug 27, 2018 5:25 am

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

The climb to the Pigne d'Arolla is only warming-up for what's coming, but at the end of the day you're happy to have linked it to the Mont Blanc de Cheilon instead of only climbing the latter on its own :-) Reasonably good conditions despite the hot weather of the previous weeks.


peerzat - Jun 23, 2018 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2018

day 5 of the haute route  Sucess!

a safe and amazing adventure along the haute route thanks to amazing weather and 100% visibility. the ski down to the vignettes hut was amazing.


KoenVl - Jul 24, 2016 2:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

Normal route from Cabane des Vignettes  Sucess!

Third time on the summit, and finally in good weather! Amazing views. After descending the first bit, we also climbed up the first (of many) summit(s) of the Pointe du Brénay, via a short, but beautiful snowridge. We descended to Arolla.


rgg - Mar 14, 2014 10:20 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2014

Odd one out...  Sucess!

Dozens of skiers went up and down Pigne d'Arolla that day, as well as one guy on snow shoes. I really should learn how to ski off piste...


andrea.it - May 15, 2013 9:05 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2013

ski route  Sucess!

Very nice ski tour from Arolla


waribana - May 23, 2012 5:31 am

From Cabane des Dix

Beautiful tour: ideal conditions - outstanding views. Pics at http://www.skylightphotography.eu/skylightphotography.html.
Initial plan to do a complete traversée had to be abandoned because of heavily overcrowded cabane de Chanrion & refurbishment works in Cabane des Vignettes.
This was actually the 2nd time I was up there. Way back in 1979 I summited, departing from Arolla and via the cabane des Vignettes, up and down in 1 day.


MScholes - Aug 2, 2011 5:14 pm

Great  Sucess!

Standard traverse from the dix to the Vignettes. Fun and fantastic.


Sieto - Jul 10, 2011 8:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2010

Pigne d'Arolloa  Sucess!

Climbed it during an alpine skills course. It was a nice climb, as we had great weather. On the summit we could see for miles and miles.


danleach - May 11, 2011 4:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Traverse  Sucess!

Guided group - ISM course: Student alpine ascents.
I led the second of two rope teams
Traverse from the Dix valley back to Arolla


Huberschwiller - Aug 10, 2009 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009

Traverse  Sucess!

I traversed Pigne d'Arolla from Cabane des Dix to Cabane des Vignettes. Good snow conditions. Easy tour.

[X] Bird

[X] Bird - Aug 10, 2009 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2009

Pigne-Cheilon traverse   Sucess!

From the vignette hut in excellent weather. Then continued to do the traverse of Mont Blanc du Cheilon. Brilliant but long tour.

Roel - May 24, 2009 11:52 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Traversee  Sucess!

From cab. des Dix back to Arolla


RoyD - Mar 11, 2009 1:44 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2006

Normal route from Cabane des Dix  Sucess!

Normal route. White out during the whole day. No view.


JackCarr - Aug 28, 2008 3:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2008

Great views  Sucess!

Climbed from vignettes hut, perfect day, gorgeous views.

Gekke Gijs

Gekke Gijs - Jul 28, 2008 3:34 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2008

Normal route  Sucess!

Conditions where at the beginning not so good....very low visibility and snowing.NO track at all.Higher up the mountain it was better!


KoenVl - Jun 2, 2008 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2005

From Cabane des Vignettes  Sucess!

Nice and fairly easy climb. Unfortenatly the weather was quite bad, so I couldn't enjoy the magnificent view.
Climbed it a second time on july 21 2011, this time from the Cabane des Dix. After some heavy snow it became a rather heavy climb, with half a meter fresh snow to go through. Reached the summit only after six hours in very bad weather (rather heacy snowfall). So also the second time on the summit I couldn't see anything of the surrounding mountain scenery.


Leendertschwab - May 2, 2008 6:22 am

Normal route  Sucess!

Normal route from cabane des dix. With the NSAC C1.


Cyrill - Nov 12, 2007 1:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005

Pigne d' Arolla 3790m  Sucess!

Beautiful tour to the Pigne d' Arolla 3790m

photos are all here: Link to Pigne d' Arolla 3790m


David_Holland - Aug 4, 2007 2:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2007

traverse  Sucess!

Climb it during the traverse Cab.de Vign-Pign D'Arolla-MB de Cheilon-Cab. de Dix.

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