The Oberaletsch hut is located at a height of 2.640 min the Bernese Alps in the UNESCO world natural heritage Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn. It belongs to the SAC section Chasseral. The hut has 58 sleeping places in the new hut and 12 bed in the old hut. It is treated during the spring and summer. The personal in the hut speaks German, English, French, Italian and Japanese! The hut is located at a beautiful place above the glacier and is a good starting point for hiking and mountaineering.
The hut is located at the beginning of the west ridge of Gross Fusshorn.
The starting point to reach the hut is Belalp above Blatten. The hut can be reached well in spring above the glacier and in summer via a beautiful panorama trail through the west flank of the Fusshörner.
The first hut was built in 1890 at a height of 2.600 m. It had 14 sleeping places. After 38 years a second hut was built above the first hut which had more space. In 1969 the hut was enlarged in 1969 but in 1971 a fire destroyed the hut. But after one year the hut was rebuilt with a capacity of 58 sleeping places. That´s the hut which is existing today.
Coordinates: 641.150 / 141.640
How to get there
From mountain station Belalp in 4-5 hours
You hike from the mountain station Belalp on a wide trail to Hotel Belalp.From there you descend via “Steigglen” and a trail to point 2053. Then across the southern moraine of the Oberaletsch glacier. Then you continue the path to a canyon. Then via a bridge to the northern moraine. Then ascent the moraine till 2.600 m. From there via a new trail (made in 2005) to the hut.
Since 2007 there is a new route to the hut: The "Oberaletsch Panormaweg". More information about this route at Belalp.
Time: 4-6 hours
Maps: 264 S; 1269
From the mountain station Belalp to Hotel Belalp. Then ski to point 1841. The along the moraine to the North to 2.300 m. From the moraine down to Oberaletsch glacier. Then go to the NorthWest to the beginning of the SW ridge of Gross Fusshorn. Then to the north with direction Aletschhorn. After 200 m there is the ski depot on the right side of the first ladder. Then via ladders and fixed ropes to the hut.
In 2006 some new routes were adapted and many existing routes were readjusted. There is a climbing garden near the hut.
Aletschhorn 4.193 m (Summer+Winter)
Klein-Aletschhorn 3.750 m (Summer+Winter)
Sattelhorn 3.745 m (Summer+Winter)
Schinhorn 3.797 m (Summer+Winter)
Breithorn 3.785 m (Summer+Winter)
Nesthorn 3.822 m (Summer+Winter)
Beichpass 3.128 m (Summer+Winter)
Geisslücke 3.583 m(Summer+Winter)
1269 Aletschgletscher -
264 S (Ski routes)
Phone: 0041 27 927 17 67
Mobile: 079 221 05 86
Fax: 0041 27 924 30 64
Peter Schwitter & Ariane Ritz
Postfach, 3914 Blatten / Switzerland
Homepage Oberaletsch hut