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100 hut walks in the alps

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CICERONE

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100 HUT WALKS IN

THE ALPS

by

Kev Reynolds

2 POLICE SQUARE, MILNTHORPE, CUMBRIA, LA7 7PY

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© Kev Reynolds 2000, 2005

Reprinted with updates 2009

Second edition 2005

ISBN-10 1 85284 471 X

ISBN-13 978 1 85284 471 4

First edition 2000

ISBN 1 85284 297 0

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

A few changes have been made for this new edition. Some details have

been updated, and seven new huts included (four in Italy, three in

Austria), as a consequence of which seven Swiss huts described in the

first edition have been deleted in order to keep the number to 100. That

is not to suggest that those no longer included were lacking in interest –

either the huts or their routes of approach – but were sacrificed to give a

slightly better balance to the book. I am encouraged by the comments of

readers of the original 100 Hut Walks guide, many of whom shared their

experiences in correspondence and made suggestions for other routes,

and grateful to guardians and members of various Alpine Clubs for

keeping the huts maintained. Thanks too, to Russell Palmer at

Switzerland Tourism for generous assistance during research, to all at

Cicerone Press for their continued support and encouragement and, as

ever, to my wife who makes it all worthwhile.

Kev Reynolds

Walking in the Alps

Alpine Points of View

Walks in the Engadine

Walking in the Valais

The Bernese Alps

Walking in Ticino

Central Switzerland

The Jura (with R Brian Evans)

Écrins National Park

Alpine Pass Route

Chamonix to Zermatt:

The Walker’s Haute Route

Tour of Mont Blanc

Tour of the Vanoise

Alpine books by the same author, published by Cicerone Press:

Front Cover: The Weber Hut above Grindlewald (Route 41)


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................10

Mountain Huts ........................................................................................................11

Walking in the Alps ................................................................................................14

Paths and Waymarks ..............................................................................................15

Safety in the Mountains ........................................................................................16

The Alpine Environment........................................................................................17

Recommended Maps and Guides ........................................................................18

Using the Guide ......................................................................................................19

FRANCE

The French Alps ....................................................................................................22

1: Refuge de Valmasque (Maritime Alps) ..........................................................26

2: Refuge des Merveilles (Maritime Alps)..........................................................28

3: Refuge de Nice (Maritime Alps)......................................................................30

4: Refuge de Cougourde (Maritime Alps)..........................................................32

5: Refuge de Gialorgues (Maritime Alps) ..........................................................34

6: Refuge du Balif Viso (Dauphiné Alps – Queyras Region) ..........................36

7: Refuge des Bans (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins)................................38

8: Refuge du Pré de Chaumette (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins) ........40

9: Refuge de Vallonpierre (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins)....................42

10: Refuge du Glacier Blanc (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins) ................44

11: Refuge du Carrelet (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins) ..........................46

12: Refuge du Châtelleret (Dauphiné Alps – Massif des Écrins) ....................48

13: Refuge de l’Orgère (Graian Alps – Vanoise National Park) ......................50

14: Refuge de l’Arpont (Graian Alps – Vanoise National Park) ......................52

15: Refuge d’Entre Deux Eaux (Graian Alps – Vanoise National Park) ........54

16: Refuge de la Leisse (Graian Alps – Vanoise National Park) ......................56

17: Refuge du Col de la Vanoise (Graian Alps – Vanoise National Park) ......58

18: Refuge de la Croix du Bonhomme (Mont Blanc Range) ............................60

19: Refuge de Bellachat (Mont Blanc Range) ......................................................62

20: Refuge du Col de Balme (Mont Blanc Range) ..............................................64

SWITZERLAND

The Swiss Alps ......................................................................................................66

21: Cabane du Mont-Fort (Pennine Alps)............................................................70

22: Cabane de Chanrion (Pennine Alps)..............................................................72

23: Cabane des Dix (Pennine Alps) ......................................................................74

24: Cabane des Aiguilles-Rouges (Pennine Alps) ..............................................76

25: Cabane de Moiry (Pennine Alps) ..................................................................78

26: Cabane du Petit Mountet (Pennine Alps) ....................................................80

27: Täsch Hut (Pennine Alps)................................................................................82


28: Monte Rosa Hut (Pennine Alps) ....................................................................84

29: Hörnli Hut (Pennine Alps) ..............................................................................86

30: Schönbiel Hut (Pennine Alps) ........................................................................88

31: Mischabel Hut (Pennine Alps) ........................................................................90

32: Britannia Hut (Pennine Alps)..........................................................................92

33: Gelten Hut (Bernese Alps) ..............................................................................94

34: Wildhorn Hut (Bernese Alps)..........................................................................96

35: Fründen Hut (Bernese Alps) ..........................................................................98

36: Blümlisalp Hut (Bernese Alps)......................................................................100

37: Balmhorn Hut (Bernese Alps) ......................................................................102

38: Lötschenpass Hut (Bernese Alps) ................................................................104

39: Rottal Hut (Bernese Alps) ..............................................................................106

40: Schmadri Hut (Bernese Alps)........................................................................108

41: Weber Hut (Bernese Alps)..............................................................................110

42: Lauteraar Hut (Bernese Alps)........................................................................112

43: Damma Hut (Central Swiss Alps) ................................................................114

44: Chelenalp Hut (Central Swiss Alps) ............................................................116

45: Tresch Hut (Central Swiss Alps) ..................................................................118

46: Windgällen Hut (Central Swiss Alps)..........................................................120

47: Capanna Basodino (Lepontine Alps) ..........................................................122

48: Capanna Cristallina (Lepontine Alps) ........................................................124

49: Capanna Leit (Lepontine Alps) ....................................................................126

50: Capanna Cadagno (Lepontine Alps)............................................................128

51: Capanna Bovarina (Lepontine Alps)............................................................130

52: Chamanna Tuoi (Silvretta Alps)....................................................................132

53: Blockhaus Cluozza (Bernina Alps – Swiss National Park) ......................134

54: Coaz Hut (Bernina Alps)................................................................................136

55: Boval Hut (Bernina Alps) ..............................................................................138

56: Albigna Hut (Bregaglia Alps)........................................................................140

57: Sasc-Furä Hut (Bregaglia Alps) ....................................................................142

58: Sciora Hut (Bregaglia Alps) ..........................................................................144

ITALY

The Italian Alps....................................................................................................146

59: Rifugio Benevolo (Gran Paradiso)................................................................150

60: Rifugio F. Chabod (Gran Paradiso) ..............................................................152

61: Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele (Gran Paradiso)................................................154

62: Rifugio Vittorio Sella (Gran Paradiso) ........................................................156

63: Rifugio Elisabetta (Mont Blanc Range)........................................................158

64: Rifugio Bonatti (Mont Blanc Range) ............................................................160

65: Rifugio Luigi Brasca (Bregaglia Alps)..........................................................162

66: Rifugio A. Omio (Bregaglia Alps) ................................................................164

67: Rifugio C. Ponti (Bregaglia Alps) ................................................................166

68: Rifugio Longoni (Bernina Alps)....................................................................168


69: Rifugio Larcher (Ortler Alps) ........................................................................170

70: Rifugio Mandrone (Adamello Group) ........................................................172

71: Rifugio Tuckett (Brenta Dolomites)..............................................................174

72: Rifugio Brentei (Brenta Dolomites) ..............................................................176

73: Rifugio Puez (Dolomites – Puez-Odle Group) ..........................................178

74: Rifugio Vicenza (Dolomites – Sassolungo Group) ....................................180

75: Rifugio Viel del Pan (Dolomites – Marmolada Group) ............................182

76: Rifugio Pian di Cengia (Sexten Dolomites) ................................................184

77: Rifugio Locatelli (Sexten Dolomites)............................................................186

78: Rifugio Vandelli (Dolomites – Sorapiss Group) ........................................188

AUSTRIA

The Austrian Alps................................................................................................190

79: Saarbrücker Hut (Silvretta Alps) ..................................................................194

80: Wiesbadner Hut (Silvretta Alps) ..................................................................196

81: Täschach Haus (Ötztal Alps) ........................................................................198

82: Braunschweiger Hut (Ötztal Alps) ..............................................................200

83: Innsbrucker Hut (Stubai Alps)......................................................................202

84: Bremer Hut (Stubai Alps) ..............................................................................204

85: Franz Senn Hut (Stubai Alps) ......................................................................206

86: Starkenburger Hut (Stubai Alps) ..................................................................208

87: Berliner Hut (Zillertal Alps) ..........................................................................210

88: Plauener Hut (Zillertal Alps) ........................................................................212

89: Grutten Hut (Kaisergebirge)..........................................................................214

90: Brechhornhaus (Kitzbüheler Alps) ..............................................................216

91: Bochumer Hut (Kitzbüheler Alps) ..............................................................218

92: Schönleiten Hut (Kitzbüheler Alps) ............................................................220

93: Bürgl Hut (Kitzbüheler Alps)........................................................................222

94: Statzerhaus (Salzburger Schiefer Alps)........................................................224

95: Salzburger Hut (Glockner Group)................................................................226

96: Kals-Matreier-Törlhaus (Granatspitz Group) ............................................228

97: Nassfeldhaus (Carnic Alps) ..........................................................................230

98: Julius-Seitner Hut (Türnitzer Alps)..............................................................232

SLOVENIA

The Julian Alps ....................................................................................................234

99: Triglav Lakes Hut (Julian Alps) ..................................................................236

100: Bogatinom Hut (Julian Alps) ......................................................................238

APPENDIX A: Useful Addresses ......................................................................240

APPENDIX B: Suggested Equipment List........................................................242

APPENDIX C: Glossary ......................................................................................243

BIBLIOGRAPHY..................................................................................................245


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Map Key

road

ridge

path

trekking route

alternative route

national border

national park border

river

sea/lake

glacier

tunnel

underground railway

cable-car

habitation

church/chapel

town/village

refuge

summit

statue

campsite

col

railway/station

WARNING

All mountain activities contain an element of danger, with a risk of personal

injury or death, and should be undertaken only by those with a full

understanding of the risks, and the training and experience to evaluate

them. Whilst every care and effort has been taken in the preparation of this

guide, users should be aware that conditions can be highly variable and

change quickly. Rockfall, landslide, avalanche and flooding can affect the

character of a route and materially alter the seriousness of a walk or tour.

Therefore, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law, neither

Cicerone nor the author accepts liability for damage of any nature

(including damage to property, personal injury or death) arising directly

or indirectly from the information in this guide.


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