The private Gandegg hut is found south of Zermatt on the rock spine separating the Oberer and the Unterer Theodulgletscher. Famous mountains are to be seen in all directions from the hut. To mention a few: Matterhorn to the west, Breithorn to the north, Monte Rosa to the east, and Weisshorn to the south.
The first hut was built in 1885 and rebuilt in 1964.
There are 30 beds available from July to September. Reservation is recommended.
Overall information on travel to Zermatt is given on the Breithorn SP page.
Starting from the Zermatt church (1616m) passing Zum See (1766m), Hermettji (2053m), Fruggbach (2272m), Trockener Steg (2880m) the Gandegg hut (3029m) is reached in 4½ hours. A more easy and expensive way is to take the cable car from Zermatt to Trockener Steg leaving only a 15 minutes walk to the hut.
The Gandegg hut is often visited when crossing over to Cervinia on the Italian side via the Theodulpass.
In the old days the Gandegg hut was the base for the ascent of the Breithorn. Since the opening of the cable car to Klein Matterhorn the easy ascent is made from there.
There are many steep routes on rock and icy couloirs up the north side of the Breithorn (4164m) that starts from the Gandegg hut.
Klein Matterhorn (3880m) can be climbed by several routes from the Gandegg hut.
The guide book should be consulted for details.
Maps and booksSwiss Map: 1:25.000 Nr. 1348, Zermatt
Swindin, Les and Flemimg, Peter: Valais Alps East, Alpine Club Guide Books, 1999
Visp-Zermatt, Saas Fee-Grächen, Wanderbuch Vispertäler, Kümmerly+Frey, (Tour no. 28)
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