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Difficulties and security

 

Most tourrs do not present any major difficulties, but in the mountains conditions can change rapidly. To fully enjoy your walks, follow these basic guidelines of the Swiss council for Accident Prevention (bfu):

Security on walks and hikes

When describing the different walks/hikes, we indicate their difficulty according to Swiss Alpine Club’s new scale (degrees of difficulty) : 

cotation_cas_des_randonn_es_11.pdf 

calibrated from T1 to T6. It can be downloaded from the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC) website.

The given walking times are very subjective. The average speeds are generally 4.2 km/hour on flat terrain, about 300 meters/hour uphill and 600 meters/hour downhill. These values also vary according to the people, terrain difficulties and weather conditions.

Phone numbers

  • Emergencies : 144
  • REGA : 1414

Topographic maps (for our region)

Swisstopo 1 : 25 000

St-Léonard :

Sheet  1286

> The mayens and Sanetsch sector

Les Diablerets :

Sheet  1285

> The Derborence valley sector

Sion :

Sheet  1306

> The villages and Rhone plain sector

Dent-de-Morcles :

Sheet  1305

> Haut-de-Cry / Val Derbon sector

 
MeteoSwiss, detailed forecast: 1976 Erde 

For more detailed information concerning Derborence (storms): 1882 Gryon or 1911 Ovronnaz

Other Link : www.meteo-valais.ch

Your adventures are at your own risk.

We cannot guarantee the feasibility or the difficulty of the walk/hike on the day of your outing. None of the information shared on this website is in anyway a contract and we will not be responsible in case of any type of accident resulting in the use of or the interpretation of the information contained on this website.
 

 

Derborence :

A risk of collapse obliges the municipality to close a section of hike.  

Deviations are thus organized: 


Thank you for your understanding.