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[On leaving the Vignettes at dawn, bound for Pigne d'Arolla, 2 kb]A short snow climb from the Vignettes hut, usually following a deep piste.
Isler & Gillioz 24/Aug/1866

Photo: On leaving the Vignettes at dawn, bound for Pigne d'Arolla © timhowes
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Very firm fresh snow. We were the only people ascending from the Vignettes.
NickBrown - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Susan

Hidden - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - 17/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/13

Hidden - 19/Jun/13

keithlambley - 18/Jun/13 with Kate R

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

neilisou - 17/Aug/12

Pete Barker - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Andy, Lizzie

Small easily negotiated rock band has appeared in place of the steep snow section described by the AC guidebook.
samharrison7 - 13/Aug/12 with Imogen Fisher, Darren Axe, Lorna Fisher

Ascent of SE flank (snow) following bivi at Col des Vignettes. Return to Arolla via Glacier de Piece.
Darren Axe - 13/Aug/12 with Lorna Fisher, Sam Harrison, Imogen Fisher

Hidden - 13/Aug/12

James_L88 - 10/Jul/12 with Badger

easy plod from vignette hut. 2.5 hrs up, 40 mins down.
islandlynx - Jul/12 with Ryan

Hidden - Jul/12

Amazing!!
Erik_M - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with James Fathers, Claire Tunaley, Sarah Kirton

Kid Spatula - Aug/11

JG intro course
thomaspomfrett - 29/Jul/11 with Kirsty Marsden

Hidden - 12/Jul/11

Hidden - 10/Sep/10

Only a hill - 26/Aug/10

groovy_nut - 26/Aug/10 with Alex R

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/10

Repeat climb to introduce Lew to alpinism. The views are still amazing, ould have stayed there all day - Mont Blanc massif to the west, Matterhoprn, Dent Blanche, Dent d'Herens immediately to the east with Valais alps east behind and Bernese oberland in the distant North east
jandyd05 - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/10 with Lewis Burling

tmather - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/10

Tom_Harding - Lead dnf - Jul/10 with Mat, Gordy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/10

Hidden - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09

Mathijs - 2009

andrewb - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/08

Nice walk. It was misty but no problems finding the top just followed the piste. Second time I've done it - in the mist - so I still don't know what the view is like!
agagsgrot - Lead - 11/Aug/08 with Thomas

bengillies - Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Sophie Nunn - Lead - 20/Sep/07 with James, Andy

oligriffin - 16/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/07

Hidden - Jun/07

FrJ - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim Hunting

Superb views af the Matterhorn as well as many other alpine giants. Glacier turned into slush rapidly in the morning sun.
PondLife - 01/Sep/06 with Andreas & Andrea

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/06

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd - 11/Jul/06 with Paul Stephenson

jonesieboy - Jul/05

Hidden - Sep/04

Feeling bold - 19/Aug/04 with Mike (UK), Mike Pescod

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/04

colinakmc - Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/04

Sankey - Aug/03 with Andy B + Phil

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 06/Aug/02

reg_measures - 11/Jul/02

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - Jul/02

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/01 with Mark L

cem - Jun/99 with Jerry Boyd, Gordon Carder

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

In descent
Tony Buckley - Aug/87

Tim Bateman - Jul/87

Hidden - Aug/83

Hidden - 1983

Descent
99bolivar - Solo - Aug/80 with Peter Elliott

Ski ascent - as part of traverse from Modane (Fr.)to Zermatt.
Bolt Phobia - Lead - Mar/80

Howard J - 09/Jul/75 with Reading University MC

Hidden - 07/Aug/73

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 69 (2.9%)
Lead8 of 69 (11.6%)
Followed7 of 69 (10.1%)
Alt Leads10 of 69 (14.5%)
Unknown42 of 69 (60.9%)

'Climbed'56 of 69 (81.2%)
clean O/S11 of 69 (15.9%)
clean rpt1 of 69 (1.4%)
dnf1 of 69 (1.4%)