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Tracuit Hut
Cabane de Tracuit (fr)

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The Tracuit Hut

General
Elevation 3,256 m10,682.415 ft
2.023 miles
Type SAC-CAS
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 46°07´49"N, 7°40´46"E
Swiss Coor. 618620 / 108780
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Bishorn, Col de Tracuit, Tête de Milon
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Zinal (Anniviers)
Summit(s) Bishorn, Les Diablons, Tête de Milon, Weisshorn
Topo. Map SLK 1327: Evolène
Approach Difficulty W2
Hut Info
Places 110
Guarded 30 Mar. - 1 May & 1 Jul. - 15 Sep.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. +41 27 475 15 00 (hut)
+41 792 016 909 (warden)
+41 244 256 566 (warden)
E-mail cabane@tracuit.ch
Website www.tracuit.ch
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[edit] General information

The Tracuit Hut (French: Cabane de Tracuit) (3,256 m10,682.415 ft
2.023 miles
) is a mountain hut in the Pennine Alps above Zinal in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It is the starting point for the ascents of Bishorn, Weisshorn and Les Diablons. The hut, lying on a ridge, 300m SE of the Col de Tracuit is accessible to hikers by a trail from the west slopes. The Turtmann Glacier lies on the east side. The hut is frequently occupied by groups of youths. Jean-Luc Blanchard is the hut warden.

[edit] History

Built in 1929 (gift of M. Joseph Baumgartner). Expansions in 1938, 1968 and 1981 and an ongoing expansion since 2011.

[edit] Accommodation

120 places, 30 in winter room.

Self-catering possible.

Category CHF/night
SAC Member 22
SAC Member 6-22 11
Non Member 18+ 33
Non Member -17 17
Guides UIAGM 0

[edit] Approach routes

Summer

From the S extremity of Zinal follow a path heading SE to Combautanna (2,578 m). From here the path continues roughly ENE towards the Col de Tracuit. A little way below the col it swings R before climbing on to the ridge SE of the low point. The hut is a few m further.

From the hut follow the route to a little beyond Gassi. Before following the path to the edge of the Brunegg Glacier it's a good idea to scramble up the rocks on the R and examine the best way of crossing the glacier (usually above an ice-fall) to reach, close to the top, the massive rock island below Pt. 2,913 m separating it from the Turtmann Glacier. On these rocks a path and light coloured ramp lead to the cairn at the top. Descend on to the Turtmann Glacier and go down this (heading W) on to the level section at 2,800 m. Cross to the L bank and climb this side of the glacier, eventually reaching a poorly marked path leading to the Col de Tracuit. The hut is 200m away.

Winter

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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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