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Dix Hut (Cabane des Dix)

June 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Having negotiated the ladders and crossed the Cheilon glacier we arrive at the Dix Hut perched below a rocky knoll known as the Tête Noire at 2,928m.  [singlepic=253,360,480] The Dix has room for 150 people.  Given it’s location on the classic Chamonix – Zermatt  haute route it is one of the most popular mountain huts in the Valais.  For […]

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Pas de Chèvres

June 24th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Get the Flash Player to see this content. At the far side of the Pas de Chèvres is a dramatic drop down a steep rock face which is negotiated by descending 30m (100 feet) down two metal ladders bolted to the rock.  No easy task when wearing stiff soled four season boots. Ali goes first […]

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Arolla to Pas de Chèvres

June 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We start from the central square in Arolla around 9am following the well signposted path to the Hotel Kurhaus which is situated above the rest of the village.  Alas our trip falls too early in the season for this hotel, with its impressive views, to be open. [singlepic=209,480,360] The imposing north face of Mont Collon (3,637m) dominates the head of the […]

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