From Arolla via Pas de Chèvres | Mountain hiking | Cabane des Dix CAS | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Arolla via Pas de Chèvres Cabane des Dix CAS 2928 m

  • Difficulty
    T4
  • Ascent
    3:30 h, 1100 m
  • Descent
    180 m

The first part to the Pas de Chèvres is a tranquil mountain hike. Metal stairs lead down the other side to Clacier de Cheilon. The necessary alpine skills and equipment are required. As an alternative to the Pas de Chèvre, the Col de Riedmatten can also be crossed.

Route description

Arolla - La Remointse Pas de Chèvres

From Arolla (2008 m, bus stop) follow the wide forest path in four hairpin bends up to the Kurhaus (2068 m). Directly before this, a hiking path leads into the very pretty, old Swiss stone pine forest and up to Alp Tsijiore Nouve (2165 m). Climb steeply NW to P. 2301, then turn left to La Remointse, marked here in yellow. Continue westwards past the ski area infrastructure to P. 2538. Pass the Petit Mont Rouge (2927 m) and climb into the depression behind it to P. 2741 m. The righthand fork here leads to the Col de Riedmatten (a little longer, because its higher. The lefthand fork leads to the Pas de Chèvres (2854 m), 2 1⁄2 hours (T2).

Pas de Chèvres - Glacier de Cheilon - Cabane des Dix

On the W side of the Pas de Chèvres is a 30 m high rock wall. This is well furnished with near-vertical metal ladders (T4) At the bottom, turn briefly to the right to reach the path that comes from the Col de Riedmatten. When the paths merge, turn left (SW) and reach the ice of the glacier at approx. 2790 m. Cross the Glacier de Cheilon in a SW direction (the specific route varies practically every season), cross the central moraines and reach a path on the western bank that leads up over through moraine debris to a plateau then back right (NE) to the hut (2928 m), 1 hour.

Additional information

Departure point

Arolla, poste (2008 m)

Difficulty / Material

The route across the glacier changes. Crampons may be needed!

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