Pigne d Arolla Climber's Log

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KoenVl

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

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

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

ski route  Sucess!

Very nice ski tour from Arolla

waribana

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

MScholes - Aug 2, 2011 5:14 pm

Great  Sucess!

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

Sieto

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leendertschwab - May 2, 2008 6:22 am

Normal route  Sucess!

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

Cyrill

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

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.

mulidivarese

mulidivarese - Apr 28, 2007 6:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2007

Nice sky-mountaineering  Sucess!

Classical ski trip from Refuge Nacamuli (or Col Collon) via col collon, col de eveque and back. About 7 hours
A nice sunny day, the first expedition with andrea.

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.

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