OverviewRosablanche 3336m is a mountain in the southwestern part of Switzerland, in the Swiss canton Valais (Wallis or Unterwallis). He is located in the Pennine Alps. The mountain is at the end of the Hérémence valley (Val d' Hérémence) and at the beginning of the Dix valley (Val des Dix), westerly from the Dix reservoir (Lac des Dix), which has the biggest dam wall of Europe. To the north of the Rosablanche you find the glaciers "Grand Désert" and "Glacier de Prafleuri" and in the northeast the Prafleuri mountain hut 2660m.
Route & DifficultySummer route on foot:
Best start in the Prafleuri hut 2660m. On a hiking trail, take direction to the Col de Prafleuri. But by the lake at 2769m turn off and go to the beginning of the glacier de Prafleuri. Over these glacier, with some crevasses, to Rosablanche 3336m.
Difficulty: L (F)
Winter/Spring route with ski:
With ski one goes the same route as in the summer. See above.
Online maps for Switzerland:
Map Search - Online Maps
AccommodationsPrafleuri hut 2660m / Cabane de Prafleuri
Getting ThereBy public transport:
From Sion (major city in Kanton Wallis) with the bus into the Hérémence valley (Val d' Hérémence) to the village Hérémence and until the dam wall Dix (Dix lake).
Online train&bus schedule (public transport Switzerland): SBB schedule
From Sion (major city in Kanton Wallis) into the Hérémence valley (Val d' Hérémence) to the village Hérémence and until the dam wall Dix (Dix lake).
Online Route scheduler: route scheduler in english and TCS.ch
Weather, climate and snow conditions in SwitzerlandFederal Office of Meteorology and Climatology
Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research Davos: www.slf.ch
LinksSwitzerland Tourism: www.myswitzerland.com
Valais tourism: www.valaistourism.ch
Good and favorable accommodations: www.rooms.ch
For further accommodations see here: www.tourism-switzerland.ch
In Memory of Cyrill RüeggerA note from the SP staff
Cyrill Rüegger, the member we all used to know as Cyrill and Digitalis, died on June 13th 2009 in an avalanche on the summit ridge of Piz Palü together with his wife Tanja and a common friend. They were swept down by the avalanche into a couloir underneath the east summit and died instantly. Their bodies were retrieved from the Palü Glacier by helicopter a day after the accident.
Cyrill joined SP in March 2006 and soon was one of the most prolific contributors on the site with almost 70 mountain and 5 range pages to his profile. He was an accomplished climber, bagging almost 1000 summits in not quite seven years. Among them are 35 4000ers and 272 3000ers, almost all of them in his home country Switzerland.
While contributing a lot on SP, Cyrill's real internet home was www.hikr.org where he contributed 585 mountain profiles and reports in his native language German. Cyrill also posted on www.bergsteigen.at and other climbing sites, often under his real name but also under the pseudonym Digitalis. He was a botanist by profession and also contributed his knowledge about medical plants to different websites. Cyrill will be greatly missed by all.
This page will be kept in honour of Cyrill, one of SP's most prolific members and most active mountaineers.
Rest in peace, brother!
The picture above was taken on the summit of Matterhorn on July 28th 2007.