Fletschhorn Bivouac

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Fletschhorn Bivouac
Bivacco Piero de Zen (it)
Fletschhornbiwak (de)

Photo of the Fletschhorn Bivouac
The Fletschhorn Bivouac in a snowy landscape

Elevation 3,014 m9,888.451 ft
1.873 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weissmies Group
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DMS Coor. 46°11´5"N, 8°0´8"E
Swiss Coor. 643560 / 115000
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Fletschhorn, Fletschhorn Hut, Senggchuppa
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Simplon
Summit(s) Böshorn, Fletschhorn, Lagginhorn, Sengchuppa
Topo. Map SLK 1309: Simplon
Approach Difficulty Rating PD PD
Hut Info
Places 9
Guarded no guard, always open
Catering No drinks and No food
Tel. 0041 (0)76 425 00 12 (hut)
E-mail superzilvi@freesurf.ch
Website www.sac-brig.ch/index.php?id=15
Fletschhorn Bivouac (Switzerland )
Fletschhorn Bivouac
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[edit] General information

The Fletschhorn Bivouac (Italian: Bivacco Piero de Zen; German: Fletschhornbiwak) is a bivouac above Simplon in the Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It's a SAC-hut situated NE of Sengchuppa and the hut chef is Silvan Zenklusen.

[edit] History

The hut was opened in 1999.

[edit] Accommodation

9 places

Blankets and kitchen utensils available (bring your own gas); water available; no light.

15 CHF or 10 € per night; pay with Einzahlungsschein or in Hotel Post in Simplon-Dorf (village)

[edit] Approach route

Simplon (Eggen) - Rossbodestafel - Griessernu Glacier: (4h from Egga, 3h from Rossbodestafel)

Follow the path to the top of the moraine until Rossboden (1,930 m). Take the path along Senggibach and rejoin the top of the morene (Gäli Egga). Pass Pt. 2,607 m and rejoin the Griessernu Glacier and climb it untill the col at 3,014 m where the hut stands.

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[edit] Crossings

[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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