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Pigne d'Arolla

Pigne d'Arolla, 1986 Evolène, Switzerland

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About Pigne d'Arolla

Pigne d'Arolla is a mountain in the Pennine Alps in Switzerland. The first ascent was made by A. W. Moore and Horace Walker with the guide Jakob Anderegg on 9 July 1865. It is commonly climbed as part of the Haute Route. It is an excellent ski mountain, that is often climbed on the famous Haute Route that leads from Saas-Fee - Zermatt to Chamonix.

Attractions near Pigne d'Arolla

Grande Dixence dam10.72km from Pigne d'Arolla

The world's highest gravity dam which was Situated at the head of the Val des Dix. The dam is 200 meters wide at its base. At the top, it «slims down» to just 15 meters. The Grande Dixence dam is open to the public from mid-June to the end of September. The dam is a visitor attraction and also the starting point for mountain hikes. Guided tours with slide shows and films take place in the interior of the dam. A cable car carries visitors up from the car park and bus terminus to the top of the Di

Lake Place-Moulin10.79km from Pigne d'Arolla

The Lake Place-Moulin is located in the municipality of Bionaz in the Valpelline, side valley of Valle d'Aosta at a height of 1968 m above sea level.  It is an artificial lake formed by the waters of the Buthier stream, a stream that cuts through the entire Valpelline. It is one of the largest lakes in the Aosta Valley, together with Lake Beauregard in Valgrisenche, and measures about 4 km in length.  The dam, one of the largest barrages in Europe, was built between 1955 and 1965.

Dent d'Hérens11.83km from Pigne d'Arolla

The Dent d'Hérens is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located west of the Matterhorn, along the border between the ' Italy and Switzerland.  The watershed between Valtournenche and Valpelline begins on the Italian side from the top of the mountain. On the Swiss side, the mountain dominates the Zmutt Glacier.

Dent Blanche13.04km from Pigne d'Arolla

The Dent Blanche is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, lying in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is 4,357 metres -high, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps. The summit of Dent Blanche is an important geographic place as it is the converging point of three ridges. The three valleys separated by them are the Val d'Hérens, Val d'Anniviers, and Mattertal. The respective villages of Evolène, Zinal, and Zermatt lie approximatively at the same distance as the mountain.

Grand Combin13.5km from Pigne d'Arolla

The Grand Combin is a mountain massif in the western Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais. With its 4,314 metres highest summit, the Combin de Grafeneire, it is one of the highest peaks in the Alps and the second most prominent of the Pennine Alps. The Grand Combin is also a large glaciated massif consisting of several summits, among which three are above 4000 metres, Combin de Valsorey 4,183 m, Combin de la Tsessette 4,134 m. The highest part of the massif is wholly in Switzerland, although the

Mont Fort14.46km from Pigne d'Arolla

Mont Fort is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located near Verbier in the Swiss canton of Valais. It lies on the range between the valleys of Bagnes and Nendaz, north of the Rosablanche. With a height of 3,328 meters above sea level, Mont Fort is the highest summit north of the Col de Louvie. Mont Fort is surrounded by several glaciers, The summit of Mont Fort is easily accessible by cable car from the heights of Verbier or Nendaz. There is one ski slope leading down from the mountain's peak - wh

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The canton of Valais is considered as one of the driest regions of Switzerland. The famous scenic rail route across the Furka Pass originates from this canton. It also includes one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Swiss mountains called Matterhorn.