Le Prélet Walk, Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

Since returning from our holiday, the weather in the Valais has been gradually getting warmer and warmer (e.g. it’s nearly 32 degrees C/ 90 F in Sion today).  So it was with this in mind, as well as the need to get a bit lot fitter, that I’ve been out walking for the past week or so.

Last Thursday, I did what I would describe as a medium level walk (in both distance and actual height terms*) from Evolène up through Villa to the Mayens de Cotter then across to the tiny hamlet of Le Prélet and down to Les Haudères, via Le Tsaté and La Forclaz (VS).

*For the statisticians amongst you, ‘medium’ in this sense was 11.4k or 7 miles with a total ascent of 950m / 3,100 ft.  The traverse from the Mayens de Cotter to Le Tsaté undulated between 2,000 and 2,200 metres, or 6,500 and 7,200 ft.

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