Transfer from Belgium or elsewhere in Valais.
We appreciate the completely renewed and luxurious hostel for Sion. (You can stay there if you want to).
Then we’ll do an evening visit to Sion and afterwards we leave the area for our first trip.
In the beginning of the season we opt for the Via Ferrata of Nax. We climb there and have a picnic with a view over the Rhone Valley.
If the cable car of Siviez is open, we take it to the Col des Gentianes. We cross the Tortingletsjer and set foot on the rocks: here is the start of our via cordata.
Through technically simple rock passages we go across the Tête de Tortin (3191 m). Then, we continue downward to the Mont Fort glacier and refuge de St-Laurent (2485 m), where we overnight.
Today we climb the Rosablanche (3336 m). We follow a mix of rocky terrain and the Grand Desert glacier to the summit, from which we get an incredible overall view of the impressive Valais mountain chain: from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn.
After the descent we continue to Arolla. We’ll stay in the rustic Kurhaus, where we can remember our ascent and start looking forward to the next day’s schedule. (+ 980 m / -1600 m)
Today we ascend to the famous Cabane des Dix (2928 m) but first we have to overcome the hurdle of Pas de Chèvre (2855 m).
Overnight in the cabane des Dix. (+ 1000 m / -1000 m)
The famous Pigne d’Arolla (3796 m) is the next challenge in this alpine week.
We’ll climb through an impressive snow terrain with a lot of crevasses. Then, we’ll descend to the Cabane des Vignettes that rises above the steep mountain slopes like an eagle nest.
Tonight our base camp will be the “Grand Hotel Kurhaus“, with good food, cold beer and a soothing shower.
Afterwards, we’ll take a look at the Col de l’Eveque and then reach the valley along the Arolla Glacier (+ 450 m / -1300 m).
Personal climbing equipment can be rented.
Namaste Mountainguides is a group of 6 motivated mountain lovers, mostly working in the European Alps. They all have the IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide qualification and some of them are also high qualified ski instructors.
Our happiness and philosophy is
- to guide you in the safest way and in the best circumstances
- to explore the mountains together with you
- to share our passion
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We offer unique experiences for mountain lovers,
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and custom weeks for families.
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Jan, Jérôme, Robert, Lars and Lut.
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