Last week I did one of my regular walks from the chalet to the small village of Eison. It’s always a good route for spotting butterflies and I wasn’t disappointed, as I managed to capture (digitally of course) a ‘new’ one for me, i.e. the Clouded Apollo in Pic 13. I also noticed a chamois in the meadow above the Chapelle de la Garde (which isn’t far from the main road down to Sion), but I was a little slow with my camera and it was walking away by the time I zoomed in and pressed the button.
As you can see from the Route map at the end, it’s a circular walk of around 12k / 7.5 miles with a height gain of 600m or nearly 2,000 ft.