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Julius Payer Hut / Rifugio Julius Payer

Julius Payer Hut / Rifugio Julius Payer

Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: South Tyrol, Italy, Europe

Object Title: Julius Payer Hut / Rifugio Julius Payer

Elevation: 9908 ft / 3020 m


Page By: Sebastian Hamm

Created/Edited: May 26, 2006 / Nov 21, 2006

Object ID: 196251

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Julius Payer Hut / Rifugio Julius Payer

Payer Hut / Rifugio Payer
Payer hut seen from the way between Tabaretta hut and Payer hut.
Knight Julius von Payer
Knight Julius von Payer

Payer Hut is located in South-Tyrol the autonomous province of Italy. It was built by the section Prag of the German and Austrian Mountain Club in 1875. The Owner of the hut is now the CAI Mailand / Milano (Club Alpino Italiano). Payer hut is situated on the exposed North-Ridge of Ortler also known as Tabarettakamm (Tabaretta-Ridge). The hut is the origin for the Ortler on the normal route which takes round about 4 hours to the summit. The hut was named after Knight Julius von Payer an officer and mountaineer born 1842 and died 1915. He made the first ascent of Adamello in 1864 and together with his guide Josef Pinggera several first ascents like Cevedale, Vertainspitze or Monte Zebru. In 1872/74 Payer went on a expedition to the North Pole.

Getting there:
Julius-Payer-Hütte 46°31.666 N 010°32.594 O 3029m

From Sulden3:00 hours
From K22:00 hours
From Trafoi4:00 hours

The ascent to Payer hut is for many hikers not a stopover but an objective to see Ortler from a closer perspective. You need no special gear to reach Julius-Payer-hut on the normal route. The path is well build but make aware that you hike in an elavation of 3.000m and the weather can change very quickly. Hiking-sticks could be useful. You can also reach Julius-Payer-hut from Tabaretta-hut by Via Ferrata, so you need harness and via-ferrata-device.

Owner:CAI /Mailand / Milano
Open:From July to mid September
Rentner:Hermann Wöll - Kompatscher Str. 7 - 39025 Naturns (BZ)
Fon hut:Italy 0473613010
Fon valley:Italy 0473666372

Routes from Payer hut

The Payer hut is origin for only one big ascent. It is the normal route to the Ortler on the Tabarettakamm the North Ridge of Ortler. It is an very serious ascent with rocky parts at Tschierfeckwandl (III-) and parts of glacier and crevasses at "Ortlerplatt". Here you can find the full description of the route "Normal Route - Tabaretta Ridge".

K2-Lift-Talstation:46°31.552 N010°35.127 O1859m
K2-Lift-Bergstation:46°31.151 N010°34.621 O2291m
Tabarettahütte:46°31.801 N010°33.050 O2557m
Julius-Payer-Hütte:46°31.666 N010°32.594 O3020m
End of Tschierfleckwandl:46°31.313 N010°32.480 O3163m
Lombardi-Biwak:46°31.108 N010°32.483 O3316m
Ortler summit:46°30.543 N010°32.695 O3905m

Payer Hut and Ortler
Payer Hut
Ortler North Face
Ortler with North Face and north Ridge
Orler (Ortles) 3905 m, with...
Ortler with Tabaretta Ridge and Julis Payer hut


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