The hike to the Plans de Bertol is a relatively short but rewarding hike in the Val d'Hérens. It starts in Arolla at an elevation of about 2,000 meter and ends at a plateau at an elevation of 2,664 meter. I didn't have any crampons with me so I didn't continue all the way up to the Cabane de Bertol.

Mont Collon looms large over the Arolla valley
As you hike towards the Plans de Bertol the views get better and better...
...and better...
until at some point the glacier on top comes into view. In the distance the Pigne d'Arolla. The "grey" area in the bottom right corner of the photo clearly shows how far the glacier reached a couple of centuries ago.
Plans de Bertol
Finally, the Plans de Bertol, a nice place for a snack or lunch break
Plans de Bertol
In the top right corner the Cabane de Bertol
The descent is along the same path but the views remain stunning

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