Schalijoch Bivouac Hut

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Schalijoch Bivouac Hut
Schalijoch Biwak (de)
Bivouac Schalijoch (fr)

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Schalijoch Bivouac Hut

Elevation 3,786 m12,421.26 ft
2.353 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°5´36"N, 7°42´37"E
Swiss Coor. 620950 / 104680
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Arpitettaz Hut, Bishorn, Schalihorn, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn, Weisshorn Group, Weisshorn Hut, Wisse Schijen
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Randa, Zermatt, Zinal (Anniviers)
Summit(s) Schalihorn, Weisshorn
Topo. Map SLK 1328: Randa
Approach Difficulty Rating AD AD
Hut Info
Places 8
Guarded always unguarded
Catering No drinks and No food
Schalijoch Bivouac Hut (Switzerland )
Schalijoch Bivouac Hut
Schalijoch Bivouac Hut
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[edit] General information

The Schalijoch Bivouac Hut (German: Schalijoch Biwak) (3,786 m12,421.26 ft
2.353 miles
) is a bivouac hut above Randa, located in the Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. This small hut is located at the foot of the Schaligrat on the Weisshorn, 30m above and NE of the Schalijoch itself. There is no hut warden and the bivouac is difficult to reach.

[edit] Accommodation

8 places. No food, no water; snow available at 5 mins; kitchen utensils and gas available.

Category CHF/night
SAC Member 26
SAC Member 10-22 13
Non Member from 18 38
Non Member 10-17 20
Gas 10

[edit] Approach Route

File:Schal pl.jpg
Approach route and vicinity of the bivouac

There are several (rather hard) approach routes.

shoulder of Zinalrothorn - Col de Moming - Pointe Nord de Moming - Hohlichtpass - Schalihorn. In the last section of the N ridge of the Schalihorn, a gendarme bars the passage (3,821 m). Go down the E slope and go the hut.

Join Pt. 3,142 m S of the Weisshorn Glacier. A transfer, by a mixed climbing, makes it possible to join a stiff snow-covered slope, which carries out on the N ridge of the Schalihorn, right before the gendarme at 3,821 m. But the traditional way starts from the rocky outcrop at 3,283 m. Climb along the rock face to the coll.

Unter Äshjoch - Hohlichtpass or Col de Moming - follow the ridge of the Schalihorn (8h, route 1)

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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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