Britannia hut

Page Type
Hut/Campground
Location:
Valais, Switzerland, Europe
County:
Saas Fee
Elevation:
9941 ft / 3030 m
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Britannia hut
Created On: Nov 15, 2006
Last Edited On: Mar 31, 2008

Overview

The hut was built 1912 by british members of the Swiss Alpine Club.
1912: 34 sleeping places

1951: enlargement

1997: renovation and extension
134 sleeping places

The hut is one of the most modern huts in the Alps.
You have a great view to Allalinhorn, Strahlhorn and Weissmies group. Far away you see the Bernese Alps.

How to get there

Britannia hutOn the way from Plattjen


Route 1
Saas Fee - Felskinn - Egginerjoch - Chessjengletscher
(45' from Felskinn)

Route 2
Saas Fee - Plattjen - Wandflue - Heidenfriedhof - Chessjengletscher
(2 h from Plattjen)

Route 3
Saas Almagell - Zer Meiggeru - Mälliegge
(4 h from Saas Almagell)


To Saas Fee you get by car from
the north:
via Lötschberg and Visp
the south:
via Furka or Simplon and Visp

Distances to Saas Fee:
Basel 210 km
Bern 112 km
Brig 38 km
Zürich 246 km
Milano 250 km
Frankfurt 550 km
Munich 650 km

Saas Fee is free of cars. There is a big parking store at the beginning of the village where you have to leave your car.

By public transport you reach Saas Fee:
by train from Zürich to Brig in 3 hours
from Frankfurt to Brig in 6.15 hours
from Milano to Brig in 1.45 hours

by bus from Brig and Visp (1 time per hour)

Prices

Prices in CHF (2006):

SAC members
21.- per night / 54.- incl. half-board

Non members
31.- per night / 64.- incl. half-board

Youth (9 - 22 years) SAC members
13.- per night / 46.- incl. half-board

Youth (9 - 19 years) Non members
15.- per night / 48.- incl. half-board

Childs (0 - 9 years)
9.- per night / 20.- incl. half-board

visitor's tax adults CHF 1.20
visitor's tax children(6-16 years) CHF 0.60

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Drinks and lunch in CHF (2006)

Drinks
3 dl Fanta, Cola, Sprite, Mineral 4.-
5 dl Fanta, Cola, Sprite, Mineral 6.-
3 dl Bier 5.-
5 dl Wein (Fendant, Goron)17.-

lunch (07:00 to 19:00)
Käsefondue 20.-
Pasta Pomodoro 14.-
Verschiedene Rösti 15.-
Walliserteller 25.-
Tagessuppe 7.-
Tagessuppe mit Wurst 12.-
Gulasch 10.-
Käseteller 16.-

Climbing suggestions

1. Egginer 3366 m
Difficulties starting with III
Time: 2 - 4 1/2 h

Strahlhorn and RimpfischhornStrahlhorn and Rimpfischhorn

2. Strahlhorn 4190 m
Technical easy alpine tour.
Time to the summit: ca. 5 h

3. Fluchthorn 3790 m
It lays before the Strahlhorn and is a great Ski tour.
Time to the summit: ca. 3 1/2 h.

4. Rimpfischhorn 4198 m
A great combined alpine tour (PD+ or via North ridge AD)
Time to the summit: ca. 6 1/2 h


5. Allalinhorn 4027
via Hohllaub ridge (PD+)
Time to the summit: ca. 3 1/2 h

6. Alphubel 4206 m
After reaching the summit of Allalinhorn via Hohllaub ridge (PD+)
Time to the summit: ca. 7 h
Allalinhorn and AlphubelAllalinhorn and Alphubel

External links

www.britannia.ch

Additions and CorrectionsPost an Addition or Correction

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Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Mar 30, 2008 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10

official web

link to web:

http://www.britannia.ch

schmid_th

schmid_th - Mar 31, 2008 8:38 am - Hasn't voted

Re: official web

Thanks for your info - just added!

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