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Cabane de Tracuit CAS: From Zinal


In Summer

Follow the marked path from the S end of the Zinal which zig-zags steeply up to Le Chiesso (2061m), (Not the Le Chiesso 2082m, 2.5km to the S!) passes the Roc de La Vache and so up to the Col de Tracuit.  The hut is on the Turtmann glacier side, just S of the col.

In Winter

From Zinal go past the Roc de la Vache, up to La Lé, (a flat area). Climb up to a col behind the side of the Roc de la Vache, which is followed by a short descent before going up to a building on the left, (Combautanna 2578m). Go up to the col du Tracuit, (cables for 5m) and make a level traverse to the hut on the Turtmann side.

  • Difficulty: S3 - Medium (<35°)
  • Danger/Exposure: E1 - Low
  • Time: 06:00 hours
  • Total climb: 1580 m
  • Total elevation drop: 1580 m
  • Highest altitude: 3256 m
  • Lowest altitude: 1679 m
  • Extra gear: None
  • Lift access: No



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