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Mourti (Pointes de)

 
Mourti (Pointes de)

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Valais, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.09700°N / 7.57230°E

Object Title: Mourti (Pointes de)

Elevation: 11693 ft / 3564 m

 

Page By: Huberschwiller

Created/Edited: Nov 23, 2003 / Oct 14, 2005

Object ID: 152093

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Overview


Pointes de Mourti are a proud double peak situated between the Valley of Moiry in the east ( western branch of the Anniviers Valley) and the Herens Valley in the west, on the crest which spreads from the Grand Cornier in NNW direction, between Dent des Rosses (3613 m) and Couronne de Breona, in a dominant position over the Moiry Glacier.

On the E summit stands a nice Madonna statue and a tablet with the names of the guides of Grimentz. The W summit has 3529 m.


Getting There


Start point : Moiry Hut.

* To reach Moiry Hut :
Park your car at the end of the road after the Moiry Dam (2349 m), reached from Grimentz (8 km). Postal bus only to the dam. From here easy access to the hut in 1 1/2 hours along the moraines of the Moiry Glacier, on a good path.

* To reach Grimentz :
- BY CAR :
A9 motorway, Sierre-Est exit (Val d'Anniviers, Vissoie, Grimentz). The access roads are clear all year round.
- BY TRAIN : Sierre railway station, then yellow postal bus Sierre-Grimentz (change at Vissoie).
- BY PLANE : Geneva international airport, train Geneva-Sierre then bus Sierre-Grimentz OR Sion civil airport, train Sion-Sierre then bus Sierre-Grimentz.

Postal bus service
French speaking Valais and High Lake Geneva regional postal bus service : call: 027 327 3434 or fax: 027 322 6126
Information timables and prices : www.cff.ch

Cisalpino train : from Italy to Sierre-Anniviers
The Cilsalpino offers daily connections between Milan and the Valais. Only a 2-hour train journey from Milan will bring you to the snowy landscapes of Sierre-Anniviers.
Web : www.cisalpino.ch

The Snow TGV train : from France to Sierre-Anniviers
The Snow Lyria from Paris, Lyon or Dijon will take you by TGV to the heart of the Sierre-Anniviers skiing destination!
For more information, visite the following website : www.lyria.biz


Red Tape


On old maps, the road from Grimentz to Moiry Dam is noted forbidden. This road is now open in summer.

Routes Overview


- NE ridge (normal route from Moiry Hut), 4 hours, AD, max 50°.
From the hut, follow the marked path to the Moiry Glacier. In south direction, walk to a little plateau (3000 m). From here, take western direction to the NE ridge of the E summit (crevasses). This ridge can be reached over snow near point 3274 (rock gendarme). Climb over rocks, ice and rocks again to the E summit.

- North face : ice route, difficult, 4 - 6 hours. Only in the begin of the season.

- Traverse to Dent de Rosses (3613 m) : beautiful ridge with climb on good rocks. Follow the ridge to the Col des Rosses (step down climb) and then to the Dent (good rock).


When To Climb


The begin of summer is now the best time. The route becomes very icy in august.

Mountain Conditions


Weather in Valais

Moiry Hut


Cabane de Moiry
Season from 25 june to end september
Tél 027 475 45 34
Guard : Salamin Etienne
Adress : Longs-prés 42 3960 Sierre
Tel 027 455 50 42
Winter room

Other targets from Moiry Hut :
- Pigne de la lé
- Dt des Rosses
- Pointe de Mourty
- Couronne de Breonna
- Grand Cornier
- Aiguilles de la Lé
- Face nord de Mourty
- Jardin de Glace


Camping


-The îlot Bosquet camping site
Unguarded camping places in the middle of the forest and charming streams, in really idyllic surroundings.

-Camping cars Euro-relais post
Located at the car park opposite the Cristal Hotel. Water and electricity available for camping cars.
Useful address
Office du tourisme de Grimentz 3961 Grimentz Tel. +41(0)27 475 14 93

-Camping du Prilett
Rte du Prilet
3961 St-Luc
Tel. 027 475 11 55 giteduprilet@yahoo.fr
Fax. 027 475 11 55
Internet site :www.prilet.cjb.net

Maps


1:25000 Nr. 1327 Evolène and 1:50000 Nr. 283 Arolla

Grimentz


Grimentz is one, if not the most typical village of the Valais region. Its history allows it to be called a sports village rather than a tourist resort.

Home page of Grimentz

Web cam of Grimentz

Guides of Val d'Anniviers

External Links

Images