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The Oberaarjochhütte is located in the Bernese Alps in the middle of Switzerland. The Hut lies on the end of the south ridge of the Oberaarhorn. The hut is near the highest mountain of the Bernese Alps, the Finsteraarhorn 4274m. In the east of the Oberaarjoch Hütte you find the glacier "Oberaargletscher" and to the west the glacier "Studergletscher".

The Oberaarjochhütte is a high located hut of the Swiss alpine club. Although it isn't very big it is quite popular in both spring and summer. From the Hut you have a beautifull view towards the Pennine Alps.

The hut can be reached in four different ways, all very long ascents and over glaciers. The last meters to the hut you have to climb a very steep ladder.

On the way to the Oberaarjoch HutOn the way to the Oberaarjochhütte
Oberaarjoch hut 3256mOn the ladder

Getting There

There are four ways to reach the Oberaarjoch Hütte:

1. From Grimselpass - Berghaus Oberaar - Oberaarglacier;
about 6-7 hours (5 hours from the Berghaus Oberaar)

2. Münster - Galmihornhütte - Bächlilicke or Galmilicke - Studerglacier;
about 8 hours

3. Fieschertal - Fieschergletscher - Galmigletscher;
about 9 hours

4. Jungfraujoch - Grünhornlücke - Rotloch - Galmigletscher;
about 7 hours

You will allways have to cross a glacier to reach the Hut!
Access Oberaarjochhütte

Summits and Passages


* Studerhorn (3638m.)
* Finsteraarrothorn (3530m.)
* Oberaarhorn (3631m.)
* Galmihorn (3517m.)
* Wasenhorn (3447m.)
* Finsteraarhorn (4274m.)
* Wannenhorn (3906m.)


1. Rotloch or Gemschlicke - Finsteraarhornhütte;
about 3 hours

2. Scheuchzerjoch - Lauteraarhütte;
about 4 hours

3. Bächlilicke or Galmilicke - Galmihornhütte;
about 4 hours

4. Oberaarglacier - Berghaus Oberaar;
about 3 hours

Hut information and Maps

Hut information:
Oberaarjoch hut 3256mThe Oberaarjochhütte

Hutward: Kurt Baumgartner, Im Moos 11, 9450 Lüchingen

Hut: +41(0)33 / 973 13 82
Private: +41(0)71 / 755 61 81
Homepage: Oberaarjoch Hütte

Opened from:

* Begin March untill the end of May
* The end of June untill the end of September

Beds: 56 places
Winterhut: 22 places


CHF 25 Members of all Alpine clubs
CHF 14 Youth members of all Alpine clubs (below 18 years old)
CHF 36 Non-members
CHF 21 Youth non-members (below 18 years old)

SAC Maps:

1249 "Finsteraarhorn" 1:25'000
1250 "Ulrichen" 1:25'000
264 "Jungfrau" 1:50'000
265 "Nufenenpass" 1:50'000

External Links

* Public transport Switzerland:
Online train schedule

* Weather:
Weather in Switzerland

* Avalanche bulletins:
Avalance bulletins

* Digital map: