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Welcome to the Loetschenpass!

First energy self-sufficient hut in the Alps
2690m above sea level
Transition from the Bernese Oberland to the Loetschental in Valais

Overview Verhältnisse

(Deutsch) Zustiege in gutem Zustand
Updated: 19. July 2024

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Access routes are easy to walk on, E250 17.7.-18.7.24: Hut also open during the night
Updated: 6. July 2024

Access from Kandersteg and Lötschental is easy to access and often used. Hockenhorn has also been climbed. Gitzigrat on Balmhorn has not yet been climbed, there are still cornices on the ridges between the towers. We look forward to your visit and still have free places during the week.

On Wednesday, 17.7.24: Eiger Ultratrail E250: Hut open all night. Possibility to get food, also possibility to rest and sleep

(Deutsch) Zustiege gut begehbar
Updated: 1. July 2024

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Approaches are regularly used, snow fields from 2450m
Updated: 27. June 2024

The approach from Gasterntal is followed regularly, there is no snow up to the glacier, the crossing over the glacier is marked and tracked. The climb from the glacier is partly snow-covered, but well-traveled. Approaches from Lötschental: from both Lauchernalp and Kummenalp from approx. 2450m there are still individual old snow fields,  in the steeper snow sections paths have been shoveled or can be bypassed. Ascent to the Hockenhorn completely in snow, frozen hard in the morning, crampons recommended for the summit slope. Gitzigrat on Balmhorn not yet climbed this season, large cornices on the connecting ridges between the towers.

Access from Gaserntal and Lötschental
Updated: 22. June 2024

Approach from Gasterntal, snow-free up to the glacier, crossing over the glacier marked and tracked. Ascent from the glacier in the next few days via snow groomer tracks, everything on the left side of the glacier is recommended, in the last rocky section after the moraine there is still a lot of snow. Approach from Lötschental: from about 2300m there are still old snow fields, but good snow for walking. Approach via Kummenalp is made almost daily. Ascent to Hockenhorn completely in snow, frozen hard in the morning, crampons recommended for the summit slope.

hut open, still a lot of snow on the approaches
Updated: 13. June 2024

On the Lötschental side from approx. 2200m, extensive fields of old snow, paths only sporadically visible, mostly tread snow. A good sense of direction is required. Access from Kummenalp and Lauchernalp possible for experienced alpinists and mountain hikers. The approach from Kummenalp is regularly walked by the hut team. Approach from Selden/Kandersteg not yet used, crossing over the glacier not marked, steep gullies filled with old snow below the glacier. Currently only for experienced alpine hikers or alpinists with appropriate experience and equipment. Conditions change quickly – we will keep you up to date.

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(Deutsch) Hütte offen, Zustiege noch nicht gespurt
Updated: 8. June 2024

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(Deutsch) Hütte offen, winterliche Verhältnisse
Updated: 31. May 2024

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Hut open, access covered in snow
Updated: 30. May 2024

Hut now manned at all times. Attention: Access from Lötschental and Gasterntal from about 2100m completely covered in snow, not yet used and not tracked, markings only sporadically visible! Crossing over the glacier on the north side not yet marked. Winter access via Lauchernalp-Hockenhorngrat-Hütte has been tracked with the snow groomer.

hut open from 31.5.24
Updated: 7. April 2024

From May 31st, 2024, the hut will be open and manned again. For reservations, please fill out the form on our website. For urgent inquiries, you can reach us at 079 382 71 67 or 079 449 01 47. During the holidays we are offline for a few days, but after that we are happy to be there for you almost around the clock. During the unmanned period, NO WINTER ROOM is available.

After the snowy winter and a lot of snowfall in April and May, there is still continuous snow from around 2000m. The paths are not yet walked or tracked, and the crossing over the glacier on the north side is not yet marked. Appropriate experience and equipment are recommended for access to the hut.

(Deutsch) Trail offen und gespurt, Gitzifurgge begangen, Hütte offen bis und mit 7. April 2024
Updated: 6. April 2024

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(Deutsch) Trail offen, sonniges Wochenende steht bevor
Updated: 3. April 2024

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(Deutsch) Trail wieder offen, frisch gespurt
Updated: 2. April 2024

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(Deutsch) Trail heute noch geschlossen, ab morgen voraussichtlich wieder offen
Updated: 1. April 2024

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Schneefall
Updated: 8. March 2023

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