Chanrion Hut

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Chanrion Hut
Cabane de Chanrion (fr)

Photo of the Chanrion Hut
View on the hut

Elevation 2,462 m8,077.428 ft
1.53 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Massif Ruinette - Cheilon - Arolla Group
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DMS Coor. 45°56´21"N, 7°22´51"E
Swiss Coor. 595520 / 87510
Links Topographic Detail

Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Nothing nearby
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Arolla (Evolène), Mauvoisin, Ollomont
Summit(s) Bec d'Epicoune, Mont Avril, Mont Gelé, Pigne d'Arolla, Pointe d'Ottema, Ruinette
Topo. Map SLK 1346: Chanrion
Approach Difficulty Hike
Hut Info
Places 73
Guarded 15 Mar. - 15 May & 15 Jun. - 15 Sep.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 778 12 09 (hut)
Chanrion Hut (Switzerland )
Chanrion Hut
Chanrion Hut


[edit] General Information

The Chanrion Hut is a mountain hut located in the upper Val de Bagnes in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies in an isolated area south of Lac de Mauvoisin at an altitude of 2,462 m, at the foot of Pointe d'Otemma. The easiest access is from the north (road to Mauvoisin). The hut is owned by the Swiss Alpine Club and the wardens are Buémi Nicole and Buémi René (Tel: 0041 (0)27 783 13 83).

The Chanrion Hut is a famous stop for those that walk or ski the Haute Route, Chamonix-Zermatt. This Haute Route was first established on foot in 1861 by English mountaineers. There is a tremendous amount of very good information about routes and ascents on the official website of the hut.

[edit] Accomodation

The hut can accommodate 73 persons / 15 in winter room

Category CHF/night
CAS Member, 23+ 62*
CAS Member, 10-22 52*
All others 18+ 72*
All others 10-17 56*
Child < 10 30*
Preparation of own meal or use of kitchen 5/person

* Half pension included; Tax non included: 1.2 CHF/person/night (children 6-16: 0.6 CHF/person/night).

Several small meals are available (pasta, cheese, fondue...) for 11 to 25 CHF. Picnics are available for 15 CHF.

[edit] Approach Routes

Summer approach routes
Winter approach routes
Approach route from Ollomont



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[edit] 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 East: Zermatt - Saas - Fiesch (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber

      Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) by Cathy Cosley

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