Marcel Brunet to Liddes

This is the last post of a series on a week of walking in the alps. Tanya and Andy and I stayed at the Cabane Marcel Brunet for our last night of the walk, and the next morning we walked across the Col de Mille and down to Liddes.

Tanya’s bouquetin impersonation in shadow form.

The path contoured right around the flanks of Mont Rogneux, and past one of the most incredibly clear mountain lakes I’ve ever seen (it’s at pt 2062 on the topo and appears unnamed).

Unnamed lake fed by the Goli du Rogneux.
Verbier across Val de Bagnes.
Autumn colours already.

When we arrived at Col de Mille, we were treated to an absolutely incredible view of the Mont Blanc Massif from the eastern side. The view included Mont Dolent, Aiguille d’Argentiere, and the Plateau de Trient – as well as a whole lot more.

The view of the Mont Blanc Massif from Col de Mille.

From the Col de Mille it was an easy walk down to Liddes, first through fields (with fluffy cattle) and then through the forest. This day’s walk covered 14 km with 570 m climb and 1349 m descent.

Liddes marked the end of our incredible week of walking. Tanya and Andy had walked for seven days solid, covering 109 km, 6787 m of ascent and 8303 m of descent. With my trip back to Lausanne mid-week I had lower totals: 85 km with 5387 m up and 6993 m down. We covered, by my count, five of the major valleys in Valais. We saw amazing wildlife and incredible mountains, and by luck managed to avoid any bad weather. It was fantastic!

October 11, 2016


  1. Robert Triggs on

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. The landscapes look amazing.

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