Haute Route Day 4: Cabana de Chanrion to Cabane des Vignettes, via the Glacier d’Otemma

Total walking time: 7-8 hours, 700m of ascent.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
12 km
Ascent
937 m
Descent
258 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
2.3 km
High Point
3.2 km
Gradient
10˚
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Haute Route Day 4: Cabana de Chanrion to Cabane des Vignettes, via the Glacier d’Otemma Map

Description

From the Chanrion hut, you head up the impressive Glacier d’Otemma which heads towards the Vignettes hut, your stop for the night. The vast expense of ice is surrounded by immense mountains and is in the heart of the Valais Alps. The Vignettes hut is located at 3157m altitude and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

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