The pristine Valais glaciers offer an unparalleled natural spectacle, which is why they have been designated as part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The giant rivers of ice are a wonder of nature, as impressive as they are instructive. Deep, dangerous crevasses, giant moraines and wild glacial creeks illustrate the incredible forces of the ice. This is an incomparable world that waits to be discovered: numerous hikes, routes and guided tours offer terrific views of the glaciers – and insights into their icy secrets.
Grand Désert Glacier
The Grand Désert is a 2.25 km long glacier situated on the Rosablanche, (the highest point of Nendaz) in the Alps in Valais.
The Rosablanche, which is at an altitude of 3,336 metres, represents a very popular excursion, in summer as in winter. But no need to be an experienced mountaineer to get to the top. Accessible by a hiking tour from Lac de Cleuson or the Grand Dixence da mit can by reached by medium to good hikers. When reaching the glacier from Lac de Cleuson a rest at the border of the Grand Désert Lake which is feeded by the glacier is recommended.