Ruinette (La)

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Mountain/Rock
Location:
Valais, Switzerland, Europe
Elevation:
12713 ft / 3875 m
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Ruinette (La)
Created On: Nov 24, 2001
Last Edited On: Nov 29, 2004

Overview


La Ruinette is the highest summit between Grand Combin in the west and Dent d'Hérens in the east, and is a very nice view point.

The access is an easy climb from the south west. With his neighbour mountain Mont Blanc de Cheilon (five meters lower), La Ruinette is located between Val de Bagnes (with Mauvoisin dam) in the west and Val des Dix (with Grande Dixence dam) in the east.

The summit is hidden in such a way that it is no visible from the next valleys : you have to walk a few hours to have the summit in eyesight.

Panorama from La Ruinette


Getting There


Start point Val de Bagnes or Val d'Hérémence

Next airport : Geneva

Next station : Châble to Val de Bagnes , Sion to Hérémence

By car :
to Val de Bagnes : from Martigny, direction Verbier to Le Châble, Fionnay , Mauvoisin dam.

to Val d'Hérémence : from Sion to Vex, Hérémence, Grande Dixence dam.


Routes overview


- Normal route is the SW ridge from Chanrion Hut over Lire Rose collar

- Ruinette glacier route from Lire Rose

- SE face : Brenay glacier and Ruinette glacier. This is a descent route by good snow conditions

- Traverse Ruinette - Mont Blanc de Cheillon


Red Tape


none

When To Climb


Summer, or winter if you like to ski although its a reasonably difficult ski tour.

Mountain Conditions


Meteo Verbier

Huts


Dix Hut

Chanrion Hut
1. Barrage de Mauvoisin (Straße) - La Lia -
Le Lancet; 3 h

2. Mauvoisin - Pierracaro - Lac de Tsofeiret - P.2522;
ca. 4h

Camping


CAMPING DE CHAMPSEC-LA SASSE

++41 (0)27 778.13.23

CAMPING FORÊT DES MELEZES BONATCHIESSE
++41 (0)27 778.12.40

CAMPING CARAVANEIGE (Hiver), LE CHÂBLE
++41 (0)27 776.20.51

Maps


1:25 000 : 1346 Chanrion
1:50 000 : 283 Arola

Climbing history


First ascent : Edward Whymper with Christian Almer and Franz Biner, 6. Juli 1865, exactly 8 days before his first Matterhorn ascent.

Links


Grande Dixence dam


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