Seeing as it's the holidays, I've been revisiting some images from a week spent near Arolla in the Swiss Alps in 2011. The objective was to climb La Luette and Mont Blanc du Cheilon but soft snow on the glaciers soon tempered that idea and we went trekking instead.

View over the glacier to La Ruinette and beyond, from near the summit of La Luette, Swiss Alps

View over the glacier to La Ruinette and beyond, from near the summit of La Luette, Swiss Alps

Avalanche debris on the Luette Glacier
Avalanche debris on the Luette Glacier
Lenticular clouds above a unnamed peak close to Mont Blanc du Cheilon
Lenticular clouds above a unnamed peak close to Mont Blanc du Cheilon
Afternoon storm clouds approaching the Dix Hut, near Arolla, Swiss Alps
Afternoon storm clouds approaching the Dix Hut, near Arolla, Swiss Alps
One of the summit ridges of Mont Blanc du Cheilon, near Arolla, Valais Alps
One of the summit ridges of Mont Blanc du Cheilon, near Arolla, Valais Alps
The summit of Mont Blanc Du Cheilon, near Arolla, Valais Alps
The summit of Mont Blanc Du Cheilon, near Arolla, Valais Alps
Aiguille de la Tsa, a rocky mountain spire near Arolla, Valais Alps
Aiguille de la Tsa, a rocky mountain spire near Arolla, Valais Alps
A broken icefall and crevasses on a glacier on Pigne d'Arolla, near Arolla, Valais Alps
A broken icefall and crevasses on a glacier on Pigne d'Arolla, near Arolla, Valais Alps