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Cabane d'Arpitettaz (fr)
Cabane d'Ar Pitetta (fr)
|Elevation|| 2,786 m9,140.42 ft |
|DMS Coor.||46°6´3"N, 7°40´45"E|
|Swiss Coor.||618610 / 105510|
|Links|| Topographic Detail |
|Besso, Bishorn, Schalihorn, Schalijoch Bivouac Hut, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn, Weisshorn Group|
|Summit(s)||Schalijoch, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn|
|Guarded||27 Jun. - 26 Sep.|
|Catering||Drinks and No food|
|Tel.||0041 (0)27 475 40 28|
 General information
The Arpitettaz Hut (French: Cabane Arpitettaz) (2,786 m9,140.42 ft
1.731 miles) is a mountain hut near Zinal in the Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It's situated W of the Weisshorn and SSE of Col de Milon. The hut warden is Jean-Daniel Carrard (Tel: 0041 (0)21 808 59 01).
Only drinks and soups, self catering possible.
 Approach route
Less than 1 km south of Zinal the road ends at the bridge over the Navisence river (1675m) (parking space available). Continue the path that follows the west side of the river, passing the Vichiesso chalet (1862m) to reach and cross the bridges at 1907m. The path now turns N to pass Pt. 2,082m before reaching a stream below Louchelet. Turn R here and, after passing a small tarn, head ESE and then E below the Pt. Ar Pitetta to the hut. (4-5h)
An alternative and more exciting start to the route follows the E bank of the Navisence river to the bridge at 1731m. Just beyond this the path climbs the hillside on the L. Traverse R to some rocks marked, in blue, 'Pas de Chasseur'. Climb the rocks making ample use of the fixed chains and then follow the continuation path through the woods to join the route described above. (4h)
- Tête de Milon: 3,693 m12,116.142 ft
- Weisshorn: 4,506 m14,783.465 ft
- Weisshorn Glacier - Schalijoch Bivouac - Weisshorn Hut
- Col de Milon - Tracuit Hut
- Pt. 1,908 m - Mountet Hut
- Col de Moming - Rothorn Hut
- Petit Mountet Hut
 Recommended books
The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes by Richard Goedeke
Valais Alps East: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin
Valais Alps West: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Lindsay Griffin
Valais West: Zinal - Arolla - Verbier - Rhone Valley (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber & Hans Steinbichler
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