Location: Anzère, on the right bank of the Rhone above Sion
Description: difficult hike with a lot of negative elevation and delicate passages requiring a secure foot and not be subject to vertigo.
Total length: about 16 km
Walking time: 5 to 6 hours
Positive difference in height: approx. 600 meters
Negative altitude difference: approx. 1’400 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 273 Montana
Best period: mid-June (depending on snowmelt) to October
Difficulty : T3 +
From the top of the gondola Anzère, take the direction Pas de Maimbré. After passing ladders, the path runs along the western faces of Chamossaire, La Motte and Sex Rouge until La Selle, which is the highest point of the route. Go down towards the Audannes hut, paying attention to the signs (cairns, indicator stakes) if there are still snowfields covering the path. The descent from the Audannes hut is difficult by the Combes des Andins and spectacular if you follow the Chemin de la conduite that crosses the western face of the Pointe d’Hérémence. For this last variant, there is absolutely no need to have the slightest suspicion regarding the control of vertigo. Whatever the chosen variant, the paths come together. Always follow the direction Serin, Anzère. When you join the Grillesses, follow the Bisse de Sion rather than the road.
The hut of Audannes is the perfect place for the lunch break.