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Konkordia hut
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Konkordia hut

 
Konkordia hut

Page Type: Hut/Campground

Location: Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 46.50045°N / 8.05327°E

Object Title: Konkordia hut

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 9350 ft / 2850 m

 

Page By: schmid_th

Created/Edited: Feb 1, 2007 / Nov 21, 2007

Object ID: 266112

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Overview

 
Washing-day at the Konkordia hut
 


The hut is placed at a fantastic place above the Konkordia place where Big Aletsch glacier, Ewigschneefeld, Jungfraufirn and Grosser Aletschfirn meets together.

You have a great view to Jungfrau, Fiescherhörner, Gross Grünhorn and Aletschhorn.

You have over 25 tour aims starting from the hut and also some climbing routes directly behind the hut with 50 rope lengths (difficulty II - VI).

Coordinates:
647.200 / 150.100


History

In 1877 the first hut was built at the Faulberg, above the Konkordia glacier.
In 1877 the hut was placed 50 m above the glacier!

In 1898 a private hut was built by the Hotelier Emil Cathrein near the first hat of 1877.

In 1908 die SAC section Grindelwald built a section hut. This was possible by a big donation of Gustav Hasler (climbed first the so-called Hasler-route to Aletschhorn). So the hut was called Hasler hut.

In 1946 the family Cathrein sold their hut to the SAC section Grindelwald. So this hut was the new main hut.
The Hasler hut was taken for supplies and equipment.

The main hut was reconstructed 4 times in 1951, 1967, 1976 and 1996.

Today the Hasler hut ist the winter hut and also place for accomodation at the high season.

As the glacier decreased since 1877 today you have to walk 300 stairs up to the hut!

 
It takes 300 steps to get to the Konkordia hut. Obviously the glacier is on its way back.
 

Climbing possibilities

 
Climbing overview Konkordia hut
 


You have a great possibility to climb mountains from that starting point:

1) Grünhornlücke 3286m
2) Wyss Nollen 3595m
3) Grünegghorn 3860m via Grüneggfirn or Ewigschneefeld
4) Gross Grünhorn 4043m via Grünegghorn
7) Hinter Fiescherhorn 4025m via Fieschersattel or SW ridge
8) Gross Fiescherhorn 4048m via Fieschersattel
9) Walcherhorn 3692m
10) Mönchsjoch 3627m
11) Trugberg 3880m via Ewigschneefeld
12) Mönch 4108m via Jungfraufirn/Mönchsjoch
13) Jungfraujoch 3471m
14) Jungfrau 4158m via Jungfraufirn/Rottalsattel
15) Rottalhorn 3975m via Jungfraufirn/Rottalsattel
16) Louwihorn 3779m via Jungfraufirn or Kranzbergfirn
17) Louwitor 3676m
18) Kranzberg 3742m
19) Kranzberg 3666m
20) Gletscherhorn 3983m via Gletscherjoch
21) Gletscherjoch 3769m
22) Ebnefluh 3962m
24) Lötschenlücke 3178m
25) Aletschhorn 4195m via Hasler route or Dreieckhorn
28) Dreieckhorn 3810m
32) Klein Wannenhorn 3706m
33) Schönbühlhorn 3854m

How to get there

1. From Grindelwald via Jungfraujoch
2. Via Riederalp
3. Via Bettmeralp

Maps

Swiss Alpine Club Maps
1:25'000, Blatt 1249, Finsteraarhorn
1:25'000, Blatt 1269, Aletschgletscher
1:50'000, Blatt 246 S, Jungfrau

and

Auswahlführer Berner Alpen Ost
Skitouren Berner Alpen Ost

External links

Homepage Konkordia hut
Webcam Konkordia hut

Images

On Konkordia PlatzPanorama-view over the...Konkordia hut ClimbSunrise Descent to KonkordiaplatzAletschhorn above Konkordia KonkordiahütteJungfrau from Konkordiaplatz
Ebnefluh and Gletscherhorn...It takes 300 steps to get to the Konkordia hut. Obviously the glacier is on its way back.From the Konkordiaplatz to...Konkordiaplatz in direction GrünhornlückeClimbing overview Konkordia hutKonkordiaWashing-day at the Konkordia hut