Sasseneire, (3,253m / 10,673m) Val d’Hérens, Switzerland – Part 2 of 2

In case you missed Part 1, please feel free to catch up here. We left ‘our’ walk, just before the pond at Béplan. There I cursed myself for not being quick enough to capture a marmot disappearing over a rock. But only a few strides later I spotted another just around the corner. Normally they are gone in a flash but this one didn’t seem too bothered and carried on nibbling away at the grass just a few metres away. (See pic 2).

From Béplan the greenery of the alpage gradually fades away into the slate grey of the upper mountains, but even there, incredibly, flowers still grow. (See pics 14 & 15 – the Two flowered saxifrage, my book tells me, is quite rare). The ascent to the top of Sasseneire is quite steep and looks pretty hairy in the pics below, but it is quite safe. There are 2 false summits, so just when you think you are there, there is another one. As you will see there is still quite a lot of snow on the north facing side of the mountain range.

And, of course, on the descent, there were yet more butterflies… 😊

6 thoughts on “Sasseneire, (3,253m / 10,673m) Val d’Hérens, Switzerland – Part 2 of 2

  1. I also enjoyed the second part of your hike Mike. The weather was realy nice and the view of the top of the Sasseneire is awesome. Thanks for so many pictures. I hope that the bad weather and flooding is not coming to Switserland. I heared it’s heading for Austria.
    Have a nice weekend,

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    • Thanks Rudi. There is certainly a lot of water in the rivers at the moment, but I’ve not heard of any major disasters in Switzerland – I think it was worst in Germany and Belgium. We did hear a huge rock fall yesterday, but so far no news of anything serious happening. I’m glad you enjoyed the walk. 😊


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