Turtmann Hut

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Turtmann Hut
Turtmanhütte (de)
Cabane Tourtemagne (fr)

Photo of the Turtmann Hut
The Turtmann Hut

Elevation 2,519 m8,264.436 ft
1.565 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°9´36"N, 7°41´58"E
Swiss Coor. 620150 / 112100
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Barrhorn, Bruneggjoch, Schöllijoch
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Gruben
Summit(s) Barrhorn, Bishorn, Brunegghorn, Gässispitz, Les Diablons, L’Omen Roso, Pointe du Pipji, Stellihorn, Wasuhorn, Wängerhorn
Topo. Map SLK 1308: St. Niklaus
Approach Difficulty W1
Hut Info
Places 50
Guarded 15 Mar. - 15 May & 15 Jun. - 30 Sep.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 932 14 55 (hut)
E-mail fm@turtmannhuette.ch
Website www.turtmannhuette.ch/
Turtmann Hut (Switzerland )
Turtmann Hut
Turtmann Hut


[edit] General information

The Turtmann Hut (German: Turtmanhütte; French: Cabane Tourtemagne) (2,519 m) is a mountain hut near Gruben, in the Turtmann valley. It's a valley in the Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The hut is quite small and situated on a rocky shoulder a little way N of the snout of the Brunegg Glacier and below the W ridge of the Barrhorn. It's very easy accessible. The hut is operated by the SAC and the hut wardens are Magdalena & Fredy Tscherrig (Tel+Fax: 0041 (0)27 934 34 84).

[edit] History

Built in 1945; expansions in 1974 and 2000.

[edit] Approach routes

  • Park at the roadhead at Sänntum (1,901 m) in the Turtmann valley. Walk up the roadway beyond this point to the lakes at (2,174 m). Cross the valley and follow an easy path to the hut. (2h)
  • From Oberems via Gruben and the dam (6h)
  • From Gruben (3h)
  • From St.Luc: gondola to Bella Tola - Borterpass - Meidtälli - Vorder Säntum (5h) (also winter approach route)
  • From St.Luc: Hotel Weisshorn parking space - Tsa du Toûno - L'Omèn Rosso (5,5h)

[edit] Accommodation

50 places, 24 in winter room. Self-catering possible.

Category CHF/night €/nightCHF/night with half pension€/night with half pension
SAC Member 21 145839
SAC Member 6-22 12 84329
Non Member 18+ 31 216846
Non Member 7-17 18 12 4933
Kid <6 8 5,53020
Groups leaders etc. 12 84933
Guides UIAGM 003725
Item CHF/item €/item
Kitchen tax 6 4
1 l of hot water 32

[edit] Ascents & Tours

  • In the Brunegg climbing area there are over 150 climbing routes, ranging from 1 to 11 pitches and from 3 to 7c in difficulty (maps available in the hut).

  • Brunegghorn (3,833 m)
    • W face (Normal route) (4-5h)
    • E ridge (5h)
    • NE face (5–6h)
  • Bishorn (4,153m)
    • via Tracuit Hut (Normal route)
    • E ridge (6h)
    • Mergasch (5h)
    • NE face (6-8h)
  • Les Diablons (3,609m)
    • E ridge
    • N-S traverse

more info on these high ascents can be found on http://www.turtmannhuette.ch/hochtouren.pdf

  • There are also several glacier walks possible
    • Stausee - Turtmann Glacier - Tyrolien - hut (3-4h)
    • Hut - Brunegg Glacier - Adlerfluh - Piz Climb - Tyrolien - hut (5-6h)

more info on these glacier walks on: http://www.turtmannhuette.ch/gletscherwanderung.pdf

more info on these winter tours on: http://www.turtmannhuette.ch/skitouren.pdf and more info on the Haute Route Impériale and Tour de Ciel on: http://www.haute-route-imperiale.ch

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