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To the Arêtes des Ombrintses under the Rothorn

A more adventurous hike to the Arêtes des Ombrintses witch lies just under the Rothorn (2998m)
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 7.394 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview:  When arriving in Chandolin you can park your car above the tourist office. This is also the starting point of this hike. The parking... more »

Tips:  Hike classification: T3 – Challenging Mountain Hikes
Vertical ascent: 838m
Vertical descent: 828m

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  • Steady shoes required and good orientation skill

  • Debris field contains some large rocks, do not take any risks

  • Only by good weather, the debris field might get a bit too slippery
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    Points of Interest

    1. Lac Noir

    A small lake witch captures the water of the Rothorn witch lies just above it. Its an ideal place to rest a bit and look at the fishermen or just enjoy the view.

    2. Arête des Ombrintses

    From this point you'll get an amazing view over the higher mountains like the Ober Gabelhorn, Cervin/Matterhorn, Dent Blanche, ... . In the winter this is the top of a ski station from where the skiers slide down towards Tignousa.

    3. Cabane de la Bella Tolla

    At this neat little Cabane you can stop from a moment and relax on the terrace and enjoy splendid view on the valley of Val d'Anniviers.

    4. Par. di Modxes

    Junction of several paths. Keep the direction of Chandolin.

    5. Start of debris field

    From here you must be a bit more careful because this is the start of the debris field with large rocks witch sometimes are not so steady. From here you'll search your path between the rocks and the red sticks that stand along the path.

    6. End of the debris field

    You made it, Perfect! From here the path is again good visible, some looser rocks but it is a path.