The Matterhorn Tour Day 2: Prarayer Refuge - Perrucco Vuillermoz Refuge

This walk is part of the trek The Matterhorn Tour.

Stage starting in pasture which quickly heads into the high mountains passing through the Valcornera pass.

Technical sheet
No. 4098580
A Bionaz walk posted on 30/03/15 by LB_Neil. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 4h50[?]
Distance Distance : 3.61mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3609ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 725ft
Highest point Highest point : 10075ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 6467ft
Very difficult Difficulty : Very difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Bionaz
Starting point Starting point : N 45.921137° / E 7.532824°
Arrival Arrival : N 45.90364° / E 7.567114°
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Description

(S) From the shelter, take the path that quickly splits in two

(1) At marked crossroads, turn right on the trail of the Matterhorn Tour, go south-west towards the lake on its left bank, heading south-east.

Before arriving at Chardoney (2), make a 90° turn and begin the ascent of Valcornera pass almost due east.

Cross a large plateau (3), where snow persists later in the season, and quickly reach the cairns that mark the trail for the climb. This trail through scree requires a great deal of care in order not to lose the cairns, and it ends at Valcornera pass.

(4) Start the descent to the refuge remaining very vigilant, the beginning of the descent will be made easier by using the free rope to keep your balance. This short section leads to an easy arrival to the Perrucco Vuillermoz shelter (F) on the banks of the lake at Mont Dragon.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 6581ft
1 : mi 0.16 - alt. 6535ft - Prarayer crossroads
2 : mi 2.12 - alt. 7756ft - Chardoney
3 : mi 2.89 - alt. 9357ft - Plateau below the pass
4 : mi 3.18 - alt. 10016ft - Col de Valcornera
A : mi 3.61 - alt. 9465ft

Useful Information

No shelter on this course.
Vigilance as noted in the text at Valcornera pass both uphill and also at the beginning of the descent.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Mont Dragon near the refuge of Perrucco Vuillermoz.

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