Sunday 15 June 2014

Waterfall way

Huge variety of waterfalls near Zinal
Melting snow from the peaks and spring rain, produce huge quantities of water that tumble down the mountains all around the valley. As the ground steepens, the rivers turn into spectacular waterfalls. Now is the best time of year to see them, and one of the best walks for waterfall spotting is south of Zinal. Walk across Le Pla, in the direction of the Petit Mountet hut, and coming down on both sides of the valley you will see a huge variety of falls, some are tall, thin showers, others wide and thunderous. Some flow just at this time of year, while others are year round - freezing solid in winter to make fantastic ice-climbing walls.

In winter this freezes and makes a great ice-climbing wall
Over in St Luc you walk down right next to a river and it's waterfalls along the 'chemin des cascades'. It's a steep descent through the forest, but fun to follow the water on it's way to the valley.

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