Mont Durand / Arbenhorn - ski tour - Skitour.Guru

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Mont Durand / Arbenhorn, 3713 m

  • Length of ascent5,5 km
  • ascent1630 m
  • duration7-10 h
  • Fitness difficulty
  • Technical difficulty
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Mont Durand / Arbenhorn Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland panorama 16

 Sliding Panorama: TdC Ranni Matterhorn cestou na Col Durand PANORAMA

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 Sliding Panorama: TdC cestou k ledovci Hohwaenggletscher PANORAMA

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Mont Durand / Arbenhorn Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland panorama 33

 Sliding Panorama: Panorama from the Hohwänggletscher, 4000 above the Zermatt

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 Sliding Panorama: Matterhorn north face

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 Sliding Panorama: TdC 4000 hory nad Gl Durand 2 PANORAMA

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 Sliding Panorama: TdC pohled k Matterhornu pod Col Durand PANORAMA

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Mont Durand / Arbenhorn Walliser Alpen / Alpes valaisannes Switzerland panorama 45

 Sliding Panorama: Matterhorn and Mount Durand above Glacier Durand

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 Sliding Panorama: TdC 4000 hory nad Gl Durand PANORAMA

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 Sliding Panorama: Panorama from Mt. Durand westwards, with Dent Blanche

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  • Panorama from the Hohwänggletscher, 4000 above the Zermatt
  • Matterhorn north face
  • Matterhorn and Mount Durand above Glacier Durand
  • Panorama from Mt. Durand westwards, with Dent Blanche

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Mont Durand, also known as the Arbenhorn, is a great panoramic point. Matterhorn on one side, Dent Blanche on the other. From the Schönbielhütte an early morning descent on the edge of the moraine to the plateau Hohle Bielen. On a sunny day it is necessary to overcome the steep slope below the Schönbielhorn in good time. More precisely above the edge of the Hohwäng glacier up to an altitude of 3200 m. Continue with a slight ascent along this glacier in a northeastern direction above the level of the Col Durand saddle. Until the height to which it is possible to climb on skis and with crampons and ice ax on a relatively exposed slope to the summit. If you follow the ascent route, watch out for avalanches and snow slides that come from the Schönbielhorn in the afternoon sun.

Ski tour map on Mont Durand / Arbenhorn

  • přístup k chatě
  • lehká túra
  • mírně obtížná túra
  • obtížná túra
  • mimořádně obtížná túra
  • vrchol
  • sedlo
  • výstup
  • sjezd
  • lavinové nebezpečí, svah > 30°
  • exponovaný, obtížný terén
  • cepín a mačky potřeba
  • začátek ledovce
  • ledovcové trhliny
  • skidepo
  • parkoviště
  • lanovka, vlek
  • restaurace
  • horská chata
  • bivakovací nouzová chata
  • hôtel, penzion
  • hut acces
  • little difficult tour
  • rather difficult tour
  • difficult tour
  • extremely difficult tour
  • peak, summit
  • col, pass, saddle
  • ascent
  • descent
  • avalanche danger, slope > 30°
  • exposed, difficulty terrain
  • crampons & ice axe necessary
  • glacier beginning
  • glacier cracks
  • skidepot
  • parking
  • cableway, skilift
  • restaurant
  • mountain hut, refuge
  • bivouac, winter room
  • hotel, pension
  • zugang zur hütte
  • wenig schwierige tour
  • ziemlich schwierige tour
  • schwierige tour
  • äusserst schwierige tour
  • gipfel
  • sattel, joch, pass
  • aufsieg
  • abfahrt
  • lawinengefahr, hangneigung > 30°
  • ausgesetzt, schwierige gelände
  • steigeisen & pickel erforderlich
  • gletscher anfang
  • gletscherspalten
  • skidepot
  • parkplatz
  • seilbahn, skilift
  • restaurant
  • berghütte
  • biwak, winterraum
  • hotel, pension
  • accesso capanna
  • tour piccolo difficile
  • tour piuttosto difficile
  • escursioni difficili
  • tour estremamente difficile
  • picco, vertice, piz
  • col, sella, passo, forcella
  • salita
  • discesa
  • pericolo di valanghe, pendenza > 30°
  • esposto, terreno difficolt?
  • ramponi & piccozza necessari
  • inizio ghiacciaio
  • crepe glacier
  • sci deposito
  • parcheggio
  • funivia, seggiovia
  • ristorante
  • rifugio, capanna
  • bivacco, locale invernale
  • alberghi, pensione
  • acces cabane
  • peu difficile tour
  • assez difficile tour
  • difficile tournée
  • extr?mement difficile tournée
  • pic, sommet
  • col, selle
  • ascension
  • descente
  • danger d'avalanche, pente > 30°
  • exposée, difficulté du terrain
  • crampons & piolet nécessaire
  • début glacier
  • crevasse du glacier
  • skis dépôt
  • parking
  • téléphérique, téléski
  • restaurant
  • cabane de montagne, refuge
  • bivouac, local d'hiver
  • hôtel, pension
  • < 20°
  • 20° - 25°
  • 25° - 30°
  • 30° - 35°
  • 35° - 40°
  • > 40°
The height profile indicates the slope of the hill. If you mouse over the curve, you will see the slope for this concrete position on the hill, which is also represented by a red drop on the map. The vertical color zones under the curve (see explanations above the profile) inform the slope which has impact on avalanche danger.

About Ski tour

Time difficulty
5-7 h2-3 h
Ascent (height difference)
1630 m
Lenght of ascent
5,5 km
Descent (height difference)
1630 m
Total Lenght of tour
7 km
Total time of the tour
7-10 h
Elevation Range
2430 - 3713 m
Principal Aspect
E, SE, S, SW
S-south, N-north, W-west, E-east

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GPX (track only)
Mont-Durand_SchoenbielH_TRK.gpx
best for display on a detailed topographical map (mapy.cz) or in apps for smartphones (Locus, Garmin Connect, etc.)
GPX (waipoints, track)
Mont-Durand_Schönbiel-Hut_skitour.gpx
great for uploading in GPS device
KML (with POI)
MontDurand_SchonbielHut_skitour Guru.kml
for viewing in the Google Earth 3D map application, which you can install on your PC

Video of tour on Mont Durand / Arbenhorn

Important warning: The information and data provided on Skitour.Guru has been compiled with great care. The use of all information is at your own risk. Personal experience and knowledge of a current state of slope are very important in addition to generally useful informations for the risk assessment. Itineraries of ski tours may vary from the ones mentioned above depending on the current snow conditions or terrain changes (eg glacier). Careful planning and assessment of the avalanche danger for specific slopes before each ski tour is crucial. The pictograms in the tour map mark the usual key points. In general, GPS device is a helpful friend, but in the end, it is always the person, who decides over the route line in the terrain. The height profile shows us the slope. The cited duration data are indicated, rather intended for slower ski tourers and include the movement time without pauses.

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