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Champex to Trient via Fenêtre d'Arpette

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This alternative route via Fenetre d'Arpette is spectacular, yet much more demanding and should not be attempted in poor weather conditions. For an easier route, please see seperate entry 'Champex to Trient via Alp Bovine'

difficult
15 km
6:02 h
1199 m
1388 m

This demanding variant goes via the spectacular Fenêtre d’Arpette to the Trient Valley. Climbing to 2665m it’s a challenging and exposed route but worth every step. You will then end the day by descending to the valley floor and the small village of Trient.

 

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Sarah Stone
Updated: January 15, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2667 m
Lowest point
1280 m

Safety information

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.

Tips, hints and links

This tour is available in the following itineraries: WFSTMBHC, WFSTMBC2, WFSTMBR2, WFSTMBC1, WFSTMBCC, WFSTMBR1, WFSTMBH1, WFSTMBCH

**If you have been booked into a hotel in Martigny you will be required to catch a bus at the end of your walking day, see your itinerary document for more details.

Start

Champex (1468 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.029183, 7.117411
DMS
46°01'45.1"N 7°07'02.7"E
UTM
32T 354304 5099012
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Destination

Trient

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with the TMB guidebook and IGN maps. 

TMB Variant: Champex - Fenêtre d’Arpette - Trient

Distance: 15 km

Duration: 7 hrs

Ascent / Descent: 1199 m / 1600 m

Map: IGN 3630 OT CHAMONIX

Guidebook: Page 98: ALTERNATIVE STAGE 8: Champex – Fenêtre d’Arpette – Col de La Forclaz and walk down into Trient

Notes: This is a demanding walk on some very rough and exposed ground. It should not be attempted in poor weather.

Transport: None

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Coordinates

DD
46.029183, 7.117411
DMS
46°01'45.1"N 7°07'02.7"E
UTM
32T 354304 5099012
w3w 
///directors.supreme.uppermost
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John Darbyshire
September 10, 2018 · Community
Do not expect a “walk”. This is an increasingly steep scramble over boulders and scree. A test for your stamina...and your wedding vows. Took us 10 hours. Probably would take the easier route if we had it to do over. Take plenty of water; none for hours in middle. The last hour to Trient is a pleasant flat trail along an irrigation canal, but by then we were cooked. MUCH harder than Col de Fors variant.
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Ralf Schmidt
August 23, 2018 · Community
Very tough climb over rock fields but magnificent views all around. Descent was Edward than expected going the TMB counterclockwise. Steep but the body was close to the mountain to support the walk holding to the rock.
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Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:29 PM
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Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
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William Leach
August 21, 2018 · Community
Tough uphill climb over rocks then scree. Views are fantastic. Tough descent, and I definitely would avoid in bad weather. Tiring but exhilarating day.
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Boulder fields
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:29 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30 PM
Rock scramble
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15 km
Duration
6:02h
Ascent
1199 m
Descent
1388 m

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