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Arpittettaz Hut
Cabane d'Arpitettaz (fr)
Cabane d'Ar Pitetta (fr)

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Arpitettaz Hut

Elevation 2,786 m9,140.42 ft
1.731 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°6´3"N, 7°40´45"E
Swiss Coor. 618610 / 105510
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Besso, Bishorn, Schalihorn, Schalijoch Bivouac Hut, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn, Weisshorn Group
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Zinal (Anniviers)
Summit(s) Schalijoch, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn
Topo. Map SLK 1327: Evolène
Approach Difficulty W2
Hut Info
Places 30
Guarded 27 Jun. - 26 Sep.
Catering Drinks and No food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 475 40 28
Arpittettaz Hut (Switzerland )
Arpittettaz Hut
Arpittettaz Hut


[edit] 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).

[edit] Accommodation

30 places.

Only drinks and soups, self catering possible.

[edit] 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)

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