|Lat/Lon:||46.05979°N / 7.93294°E|
|Elevation:||9941 ft / 3030 m|
The Britanniahütte 3.030 m is a mountain hut located in the Swiss Alps in the Mischabel Massif (Pennine Alps), Canton of Valais. It is one of the most-booked SAC huts and marks the start of the legendary Haute Route.
The hut is over a century old, in fact it was built in the year 1912 on the initiative of some British members of the Swiss Alpine Club. At that time the shelter had a capacity of 34 sleeping places. It was subsequently expanded in 1951 and again expanded as well as fully renewed in the 1997. It now offers 134 comfortable beds, three dining rooms and modern bathrooms. 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.
Saas Fee - Felskinn - Egginerjoch - Chessjengletscher
(45' from Felskinn)
Saas Fee - Plattjen - Wandflue - Heidenfriedhof - Chessjengletscher
(2 h from Plattjen)
Saas Almagell - Zer Meiggeru - Mälliegge
(4 h from Saas Almagell)
To Saas Fee you get by car from
via Lötschberg and Visp
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)
Winter shelter: 12
Owner: SAC Genevoise, Avenue du Mail 4, 1205 Genève
Guardian: Dario Andenmatten
Telephone:+41 (0)27 957 22 88
1. Egginer 3366 m
Difficulties starting with III
Time: 2 - 4 1/2 h
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 m
via Hohlaub ridge (PD+)
Time to the summit: ca. 3 1/2 h
6. Alphubel 4206 m
After reaching the summit of Allalinhorn via Hohlaub ridge (PD+)
Time to the summit: ca. 7 h