2-day hike: Grimentz – Cabane des Becs de Bosson
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Day 1 : Bendolla – Cabane des Becs de Bosson
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The technically easy hike to the Cabane des Becs de Bosson starts at the Bendolla station above Grimentz. From there, we mainly hike through the ski area to the hut. The weather cloudy and foggy at first, limiting our visibility. A few marmots fortunately entertain us on the way. The climb becomes a little steeper towards the Becs de Bosson pass. From the pass, we bid farewell to a landscape full of ski lifts and discover nature in its purest form on the other side of the pass. From here, we catch a glimpse of the breathtaking mountain panorama that awaits us at the hut.
Only two other hikers are spending the night in the hut that evening, so we have a 12-bed room to ourselves. Until sunset, thick clouds keep appearing, giving us only occasional glimpses of the landscape. The weather then gradually improves. Shortly before sunset, we make our way to the slightly elevated viewpoint behind the hut. The scenery from here is truly impressive. It is exactly for such moments that spending a night in a mountain hut is worth it. To the southeast, the Weisshorn (4505m), Zinalrothorn (4221m), Ober Gabelhorn (4063m) and Dent Blanche (4357m) line up. To the southwest, the view extends to the Grand Combin massif (4309m), the easily recognizable Aiguilles Rouges, the Dents du Midi and above all the Mont Blanc (4808m) and the sharp-edged “Aiguilles” sounding it.
Day 2 : Cabane des Becs de Bosson – Barrage de Moiry
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Before breakfast, the first sun rays illuminate the surrounding peaks. The Mont Blanc (4808m), in particular, is beautifully highlighted by the morning light.
On the second day, the scenery is much wilder than the previous day’s ascent through the ski area. At first, the descent is a little steep. At Pas de Lona, we spot countless edelweiss flowers, the famous and unique alpine plant, right beside the hiking trail. We pass the Lac de la Lona and ascend briefly to Basset de Lona. Afterward we start our descent towards the Lac de Moiry. We soon see the reservoir and the Moiry glacier in the background. The trail to the dam, leading us to the end of our hike, is quite easy. We enjoy the superb mountain scenery that we seem to have all to ourselves on this mid-September weekday.