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Climbing Pigne d’Arolla in the Valais

5-day trip climbing Pigne d'Arolla (3796 m), a classic snowy peak in the Canton of Valais, in Switzerland, with an IFMGA Mountain Guide.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration5 days
Offer periodJun, Jul
Type of tripPrivate and Group


At 3796 m, Pigne d’Arolla is a beautiful snowy peak in the Pennine Alps, in Switzerland. It’s located in the Canton of Valais, in the southwestern part of the country.

During this 5-day trip we will have a challenging mix of rock, snow and ice, via cordata, glacier treks. Finally, we will climb Pigne d’Arolla.

As we will climb a bit higher every day, you will have a good acclimatization. Altitude sickness won’t be a problem here.

Besides, we’ll enjoy the stunning views of Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, and spend the night in Vignettes hut, an ‘eagle nest’ above the valley of Arolla.

You can find the complete program for this trip below, although you can ask me for further information. I usually arrange small groups up to 4 people.

Please contact me if you want to be a part of this exciting adventure in Pigne d’Arolla!

I also organize other mountaineering trips in Switzerland, like this 6-day climbing Saas Fee

You can join me in the next planned trip, from July 3, 2017 to July 7, 2017, or contact me for other dates.


More info

Accommodation is not included in the price. You should consider around CHF 315 for non members / CHF 285 for members for the huts. You will need normal mountaineering equipment. If necessary, you can rent it. Level: no previous experience required, you need to be in good physical condition.



Day 1: Via feratta and night in the hut.

Day 2: Ascent of the Rosablanche (3336m) by the glacier and transfer to Arolla.

Day 3: We pass the “Pas de Chèvre” to the cabane de Dix.

Day 4: Ascent of the Pigne d’Arolla (3796m). Night in the Cabane des Vignettes.

Day 5: Down to the glaciar, climb to the col de l’Evêque and descend to the valley.

About the guide

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- UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide -

Mountaineering means for me passion and profession. That’s why I’m always happy to share this passion, enthusiasm and experiences with my clients in our beautiful mountains.

After climbing lots of challenging summits in the Himalayas and the Andes and numerous technical climbs in the European Alps, I followed the prestigious mountainguides course at the famous ENSA, the French guides school in Chamonix. The “capital of European mountaineering” so became my new summer base for now already so many years.

I like to work everywhere in the European mountain range in France, Switzerland and Italy. Offering particular and shared mountain experiences to great mountain lovers and families is one of my greatest pleasures but I also love to coach motivated young climbers to independent and safe mountaineers.
Therefor I can offer you challenging week programs of various technical levels but also tailor made programs to fulfil your most beautiful mountain dreams.
Let the mountains be yours.

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Prices per person

Group of 2

EUR 1120 each

Group of 3

EUR 777 each

Group of 4

EUR 728 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Mountain guide's expenses (lifts, meals, accommodation, etc)

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