A short snow climb from the Vignettes hut, usually following a deep piste.

Isler & Gillioz 24/Aug/1866

Martin Davies 11/Jul/17 Lead dnf

From Vignettes hut, rain previous night, only 2 from hut going up. Tricky crevasse field to gain higher glacier then stopper bergschrund that couldn't cross at 3,620m, about 2m wide visible, but popped through to waist twice about 3m back from this edge. Warm weather and melting snow so turned around, back in Arolla by 12.

with Matt Harris
Hidden ??/2017 AltLd dnf
Hidden 07/Sep/16 -
Phil Murray 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Late in season - part of the lower snow slopes was bare ice - vastly harder than F. Used our two ice screws to protect but took 3½ hours to summit as a result. Descent with care. Misty, sadly!

with Liz
Michael Aylen 21/Aug/16 -

From the valley floor to the summit and back

with benwhit
eoinb ?/Jul/16 -
BLodge 31/Aug/15 -
WhipperSnapper 21/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd dnf
PeteMc 04/Aug/15 -
Hidden 04/Aug/15 -
charlie.wilkinson 24/Mar/15 -

Ski tour overnighting in the Cabane des Vignettes

NickBrown 15/Jul/14 Lead

Very firm fresh snow. We were the only people ascending from the Vignettes.

with Susan
Susanj21 15/Jul/14 2nd
neal 13/Jul/14 -

From Vignettes hut. first ascent after 5 days of snow, so now track and beautiful clean summit. No crevasse problems. c2.5 hrs trail breaking all the way.

with Stuart Mcleod
Hidden 17/Aug/13 -
Hidden 23/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/13 -
Keith Lambley 18/Jun/13 -
with Kate R
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -

up and down from arolla in 8hrs,with lunch at vignettes

neilisou 17/Aug/12 -
Pete Barker 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Andy, Lizzie
Darren Axe 13/Aug/12 -

Ascent of SE flank (snow) following bivi at Col des Vignettes. Return to Arolla via Glacier de Piece.

with Lorna Fisher, Sam Harrison, Imogen Fisher
Hidden 13/Aug/12 -
Hidden 13/Aug/12 -
James_L88 10/Jul/12 -
with Badger
RyanOsborne ?/Jul/12 -
Pina ?/Jul/12 -

Started in Arrolla. Up the glacier de piece, summit at 09.00 and back for lunch.

islandlynx ?/Jul/12 -

easy plod from vignette hut. 2.5 hrs up, 40 mins down.

with Ryan
Erik_M 10/Aug/11 Lead O/S


with James Fathers, Claire Tunaley, Sarah Kirton
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
thomaspomfrett 29/Jul/11 -

JG intro course

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 11/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jandyd05 20/Jul/10 Lead rpt

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

with Lewis Burling
tmather 18/Jul/10 -
Hidden 16/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Tom_Harding ?/Jul/10 Lead dnf
with Mat, Gordy
Hidden ?/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 -
Hidden 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
andrewb ??/2009 -
Mathijs ??/2009 -
Hidden 05/Sep/08 AltLd
agagsgrot 11/Aug/08 Lead

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!

with Thomas
bengillies ?/Jul/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Sophie Nunn 20/Sep/07 Lead
with James, Andy
oligriffin 16/Aug/07 -
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/07 -
FrJ ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim Hunting
PondLife 01/Sep/06 -

Superb views af the Matterhorn as well as many other alpine giants. Glacier turned into slush rapidly in the morning sun.

with Andreas & Andrea
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 11/Jul/06 AltLd
with Paul Stephenson
MD 22/Jul/05 -
duncana 10/Jul/05 -

Great feeling to be first on the summit that day, with some views at last.

with Pippa Archer
jonesieboy ?/Jul/05 -
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd
Elastic Jones 21/Sep/04 AltLd rpt
with Hatchet, Chris Cox
Harry Ellis ?/Sep/04 -
with Elastic Jones, Chris Cox
Feeling bold 19/Aug/04 -
with Mike (UK), Mike Pescod
Hidden ?/Jul/04 2nd O/S
colinakmc ?/Jul/04 -
Hidden 30/Jun/04 AltLd
Sankey ?/Aug/03 -
with Andy B + Phil
Hidden 11/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden 06/Aug/02 -
reg_measures 11/Jul/02 -
mike.moss ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S

PYB Course

FrankW 11/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Mark L
Hidden ?/Jul/01 -
troybison ?/Jul/99 -
michaelb1 ?/Jul/99 -
with troybison, A Kenny
cem ?/Jun/99 -
with Jerry Boyd, Gordon Carder
Elastic Jones 19/Aug/94 AltLd O/S
with Paul Kettly, Bob Lott, Darren Jones
MoWalker3 01/Aug/92 -
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Tony Buckley ?/Aug/87 -

In descent

Tim Bateman ?/Jul/87 -
Hidden ?/Aug/83 -
Hidden ??/1983 -
99bolivar ?/Aug/80 Solo


with Peter Elliott
Bolt Phobia ?/Mar/80 Lead

Ski ascent - as part of traverse from Modane (Fr.)to Zermatt.

with Nicole
Howard J 09/Jul/75 -
with Reading University MC
Hidden 07/Aug/73 -
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