Cabane d'Arpitettaz, Switzerland

8 September 2015

From Zinal via Lac d'Arpitettaz up to the Cabane d'Arpitettaz (2786m), located at a fantastic spot right below the Weisshorn (4506m). This hike was harder than I had expected, including one section climbing up a steep rock face using metal chains and footholds (to get up to the Pas du Chasseur; there is an easier but longer way around). But it was totally worth it, given the impressive views and solitude up there.

An early morning start...

Part of the rock face below the Pas du Chasseur.

And then beautiful Lac d'Arpitettaz.

The Weisshorn at 4506m.

And Besso. Not quite as high (3668m), but an imposing sight anyway.

The hike and elevation profile.

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