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| Schönbiel Hut|
|Elevation|| 2,694 m8,838.583 ft |
|Massif||Dent Blanche Group|
|DMS Coor.||46°0´7.1"N, 7°37´43.8"E|
|Swiss Coor.||614750 / 094510|
|Links|| Topographic Detail |
|Summit(s)||Dent Blanche, Dent d'Hérens, Matterhorn, Mont Durand, Obergabelhorn, Pointe de Zinal, Schönbielhorn, Tête Blanche, Tête de Valpeline|
|Guarded||15 Mar. - 15 May & 15 Jun. - 15 Sept.|
|Catering||Drinks and Food|
|Tel.|| 0041 (0)27 967 13 54 (hut)|
0041 (0)27 967 40 57 (warden)
 General information
The Schönbiel Hut (German: Schönbielhütte) (2,694 m8,838.583 ft
1.674 miles) is a mountain hut located north of the Matterhorn and north of the Zmutt Glacier, a few kilometers west of the town of Zermatt in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. The Schönbiel Hut is located at the foot of the south ridge of Pointe de Zinal and Schönbielhorn above where the Schönbiel Glacier and the Zmutt Glacier meet. The Matterhorn Zmutt ridge and the north side of the Dent d'Hérens can be studied in detail from the hut terrace.
The hut is accessible to hikers, from the cable car station of Schwarzsee (Zermatt) with a marked trail. It is used to climb the Matterhorn on Zmutt ridge and many other high summits in the area (Dent d'Hérens, Dent Blanche, Ober Gabelhorn, Tête Blanche).
The hut wardens are Biner-Perren Yolanda and Biner Alfred (Staldenstrasse 87, 3920 Zermatt; Tel: 0041 (0)27 967 40 57).
In the old days there was an important trade pathway leading by the Zmutt valley over Col d'Hérens connecting Zermatt with Sion in the Rhône valley. It was a difficult glacier walk taking 15 hours to complete. Since long there had been a bivouac site along the route near the location where the hut is now standing. The first real Schönbiel hut was built in 1909 taking 45 people. The original hut was enlarged and reconstructed in 1955 by the Swiss Alpine Club to accommodate 80 people.
80 places, 15 in winter room.
|CAS Member J+S||10.5|
|All others 18+||32.5|
|All others 7-17||17.5|
|Groups (>10 people 10-17y)||14|
|1l hot water||2|
sleeping bag compulsory!
- Zermatt - Zmutt - Chalbermatten (4h):
- From Zermatt the path is clearly signposted and follows the river up to Zmutt (1936m). (1.25h)
- This point can be reached via other routes from Zermatt
- Continue in the same direction, taking the right fork at a bridge and passing the waterfall section of the river.
- Reach the moraine on the right side of the debris-covered Zmutt glacier.
- Follow the moraine past Hohle Bielen (2429m)
- Zigzag up right to the hut.
- Zermatt - Furi - Staffel (3h):
- Col de Valpelline - Col de la Division - Aosta Hut (it)
- Col d' Hérens - Bertol Hut
- Col Durand - Grand Mountet Hut
- Col de Valpelline - Col du Mont Brulé - Col de l' Evêque - Vignettes Hut
- Col de Valpelline - Col du Mont Brulé - Bouquetins Hut
- Col d'Herens - Dent Blanche Hut
- Obere Stafelalp - Hörnli Hut
- Arbengandegge - Arben Bivouac
- Höhbalmen - Trift Hotel
- Lonza Bivouac
 Additional photos
 External links
 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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