Pigne d'Arolla

Pigne d'Arolla (3,796 m) 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.

Pigne d'Arolla
Pigne d'Arolla north face
Highest point
Elevation3,796 m (12,454 ft)
Prominence249 m (817 ft)
Parent peakLa Ruinette
Coordinates45°59′28″N 7°27′18″E / 45.99111°N 7.45500°E / 45.99111; 7.45500Coordinates: 45°59′28″N 7°27′18″E / 45.99111°N 7.45500°E / 45.99111; 7.45500
Pigne d'Arolla is located in Switzerland
Pigne d'Arolla
Pigne d'Arolla
LocationValais, Switzerland
Parent rangePennine Alps
First ascent9 July 1865 by A. W. Moore, Horace Walker and Jakob Anderegg

2018 ski-hiking accidentEdit

Seven skiers in a party of 14 who made an unplanned overnight stay at 3,000 metres on the mountain in a snowstorm in April 2018, died of hypothermia or fall.[1][2]

Serpentine classic route to the Vignettes hut (August 2007)


  1. ^ "Swiss Alps: 4 climbers die after bad weather hits Pigne d'Arolla mountain route". Deutsche Welle. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Alpine ski-hiking accident claims seventh victim". swissinfo. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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