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Grand Mountet Hut
Cabane du Grand Mountet (fr)

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The Grand Mountet Hut

Elevation 2,886 m9,468.504 ft
1.793 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°3´36.1"N, 7°39´12.1"E
Swiss Coor. 616630 / 100960
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Besso, Blanc de Moming, Mammouth, Mont Durand, Ober Gabelhorn, Trifthorn (Weisshorn Group), Wellenkuppe, Zinal Rothorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Zinal (Anniviers)
Summit(s) Arête du Coeur, Besso, Blanc de Moming, Dent Blanche, Grand Cornier, Mammouth, Mont Durand, Ober Gabelhorn, Pointe de Zinal, Trifthorn, Zinal Rothorn
Topo. Map SLK 1327: Evolène
Approach Difficulty W1
Hut Info
Places 120, winter: 50
Guarded 31 Mar. - 31 May & 30 Jun. - 15 Sept.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 475 14 31 (hut)
0041 (0)27 475 35 00 (warden)
Grand Mountet Hut (Switzerland )
Grand Mountet Hut
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This page is about the Grand Mountet Hut. For other uses see Mountet Hut.


[edit] General Information

The Grand Mountet Hut (2,886 m9,468.504 ft
1.793 miles
) (French: Cabane du Grand Mountet) is a mountain hut located in the Pennine Alps near Zinal in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is used as a start point for the ascents of Besso, Zinal Rothorn, Ober Gabelhorn, Trifthorn, Mont Durand, Pointe de Zinal, Grand Cornier and Dent Blanche.

Although the hut is located in the middle of glaciers, it is accessible by a trail and frequented by hikers because of the impressive view over the Zinal Glacier and high summits around.

The hut warden is Nicolas Theytaz (Chalet Pin Sylvestre, 3961 Ayer; Tel: 0041 (0)27 475 35 00).

[edit] History

Built in 1887 on the place where it now stands. Improved and enlarged in 1919, 1943 and 1996.

[edit] Accomodation

115 places, 30 in winter room.

Category CHF/night
CAS Member 21
CAS Member, 10-22
Youth participating in youth CAS courses
All others 18+ 31
All others 7-17 14
Child < 6 free
Item CHF
Breakfast 12
Dinner 27
1 l of tea 7
Beer/mineral water 5
1.5 l of mineral water 10

Valais wines available.

[edit] Approach Route


  • Zinal - Navisence bridge - west of Besso (4.5h)
    • 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 leads on to the moraine on the east side of the Zinal Glacier and then climbs up to and traverses the grassy flanks west of the Besso, crossing a couloir to finally reach the base of the SW ridge of the Besso.
    • The path now rises gradually across stony ground passing below the SW ridge of the Mammouth to reach the hut.


[edit] Ascents

[edit] Crossings

For experienced climbers:

Winter ski Tour - La Haute route anniviarde:

Saint-Luc - Omen Rosso - Turtmann Hut - Brunegghorn - Tracuit Hut - Bishorn - Col du Milon - Arpitettaz Hut - Blanc de Moming - Grand Mountet Hut - Trifthorn - Zinal Rothorn shoulder - Col Durand - Schönbiel - Zermatt

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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

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

      Valais West: Zinal - Arolla - Verbier - Rhone Valley (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber & Hans Steinbichler

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