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~ Tuesday 8th September 2015

We seemed to be the only people on the Dix side of the Pigne d'Arolla this morning, the second day of having the mountain to ourselves. A dry winter followed by a long, hot summer has taken its toll on the Pigne d'Arolla, and the Dix side is currently spectacularly crevassed. Luckily the late season snow is freezing hard overnight and the bridges seem to be solid, but some sections need good balance and a careful approach! The views from the summit made it all worthwhile!

Pigne d'Arolla from the Dix hut. An intricate track weaves through the crevasses.

Don't fall to the right...

Careful footwork needed!

Fine views to the Matterhorn and Dent d'Hérens

Emerging into the sun above the worst crevasses at the Mur de la Serpentine