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From Champex, La Breya (Normal route) Cabane d'Orny CAS 2826 m

  • Difficulty
    T3
  • Ascent
    2:15 h, 690 m
  • Descent
    50 m

Der schnellste Zustieg zur Cabane d'Orny startet an der Bergstation «La Breya». Eine lange, aussichtsreiche Querung führt zum Schlussaufstieg in der Moränenlandschaft über dem gleichnamigen Gletscher.

Route description

La Breya, mountain station - Combe d'Orny

From Champex (1470 m) go to the valley station of the cable car (1496 m) and in nine minutes ascend the 695 vertical meters to the station Grands Plans. Here begins the hut path. From Grands Plans (2197 m), walk south-west, avoiding the ascent of La Breya (2373 m) and taking the lower, less worn path across its SE flank. Continue along this, slightly beneath the ridge line. A path coming from L'Arpette which crosses over the Col de la Breya (2400 m) joins in from the right (P. 2387): another possible approach variant. From here ascend slightly through the scree fields of the Combe d'Orny. This brings you to the "Torrent du Darbellay" plain "Plan de l'Arche" (ca. 2460 m) (1¼ hrs).

Combe d'Orny - Cabane d'Orny

From this point climb up over a gentle hump and pass the lower Lac d'Orny (2684 m) and the old location of the Cabane d'Orny. Continue along the moraine crest then up a scree slope and final rocky part to where the Cabane d'Orny is located (2825 m), 1 1/4 hrs.

Variant 1: Champex - La Breya

La Breya can also be reached on foot from Champex via P. 1597 and a steep path between the slope and the forest (2¼ hours).

Variant 2: Champex - Forêt Voutaz - Combe d'Orny

From Champex pass the southern shore of the lake. Close to a chapel, head southeast through the forest on a hillside path which contours round past Les Tsèdes to P. 1505; the crest of an old moraine, today covered by the Voutaz forest. A level track leads on to the Torrent du Darbellay (stream) shortly beyond P. 1490. Now follow the right (NW) bank of the stream until the tree line, where you cross to south side, 1 hour. Move away from the stream over steep but beautiful meadows into the striking valley of Combe d'Orny. Continue through scree to the plateau at approx. 2460 m where you continue on the path which descends from La Breya.

Additional information

Departure point

La Breya, Bergstation (2197 m)

Seilbahn Champex–La Breya: www.champex.ch

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