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.
From the Moiry dam, travelling by car or postbus via the delightful village of Grimentz, it takes just 10 minutes to reach this majestic glacier, which flows down the Pointe de Mourti, ending in a glacier tongue, moraine and the glacial lake that feeds the Lac de Moiry. A snack bar there has parasol-shaded tables from which you can admire this natural wonder. The glacier is also the starting-point for several mountain hikes, including one to the Moiry mountain hut. The road to the dam, and therefore to the glacier, is closed in winter.