Cabane des Vignettes to Bertolhütte SAC 6hr +1400m -1260m 15.4km
Another early breakfast at 05:30am and out the door at 06:15am. Not suche a great stay or night, the Hut keeper was very Corona crazy (having been in hospital himself), and the rooms where freezing (luckily I had my sleeping bag with me).
Anyway down hill to start the day, down the Glacier de Piece and heading steeply down towards the village of Arolla (1990m), then a right along the valley for a short stroll before we start to head steeply up to Plans de Bertol (2664m). Here we sheltered from the rain in a little farmers hut and unfortunately this is were one group member decided he could go on and went back down to Arolla for a bus. We had a steep snow field above us to conquer, climbing higher and higher until we were at the foot of a cliff, with the Hut on top of it! The only way up was a 40m steel ladder bolted to the same cliff, up we go!
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