Dom Hut

From Mount Wiki

Revision as of 12:56, 27 August 2010 by Joa ds (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Dom Hut
Domhütte (de)

Photo of the Dom Hut
Dom hut with Festi Glacier in the back

Elevation 2,940 m9,645.669 ft
1.827 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Mischabel
Sponsored Links

DMS Coor. 46°6´10.2"N, 7°49´3.4"E
Swiss Coor. 629305 / 105774
Links Topographic Detail

Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Chli Dirruhorn, Europa Hut, Hobärghorn, Kin Hut, Kinhorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Randa
Summit(s) Dom, Dürrenhorn, Hohberghorn, Lenzspitze, Nadelhorn, Stecknadelhorn, Täschhorn
Topo. Map SLK 1328: Randa
Approach Difficulty W2
Hut Info
Places 75
Guarded 15 Jun. - 15 Sep.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 967 26 34 (hut)
0041 (0)27 956 35 18 (warden)
Dom Hut (Switzerland )
Dom Hut
Dom Hut


[edit] General information

The Dom Hut (German: Domhütte) (2,940 m9,645.669 ft
1.827 miles
) is a mountain hut in the Pennine Alps located above Randa in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It stands on rock under the mighty moraine N of the Festig Glacier. You have a magnificent view on the Weisshorn. It is owned by the Swiss Alpine Club. The hut looks like an oversized octagonal mountain crystal. The Dom Hut is mainly used as the starting point of the normal route to the Dom. The Tässchorn and the sharp peaks on the Nadelgrat can also be reached from here. From Randa a trail leads to the hut. The wardens are Renato und Kathleen Schaller (Balmatten 25, 3924 Sankt Niklaus; Tel: 0041 (0)27 956 35 18 or 0041 (0)78 797 35 17).

[edit] Accomodation

75 places, 50 in winter room.

Category CHF/night
CAS Member, 23+
Certain organisations, police, military, frontier guards, civil guards, rescue missions
CAS Member, 6-22 12*
All others 18+ 36*
All others <17 18*

* All included except preparation of own meals

[edit] Approach routes

Start at the parking lot at the station. Continue upwards past the school building and the church to the highest houses. Go through the meadows until you reach the Dorfbach. Across the bridge, follow the steep path through the forest to reach the open alpine slopes above it at 2,016 m. Continue steeply up the fields to meet the Europaweg at 2,280 m. Cross this and continue up the rock barrier of Festiflue. Follow the path Rwards under this until it is possible to scale the barrier. The route up the rocks has steps, fixed ropes etc and a bit of scrambling to relieve the grind. Eventually it brakes out on to stony terrain not far below the hut.

[edit] Ascents

Al 7 4000ers of the Mischabel can be reached from this hut.

Detailed info available on the official website

[edit] Crossings

[edit] Additional photos

[edit] Recommended books

      The Alpine 4000m Peaks by the Classic Routes by Richard Goedeke

      Valais Alps East: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin

      Valais Alps West: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Lindsay Griffin

      Valais East: Zermatt - Saas - Fiesch (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber

      Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert) by Cathy Cosley

  • You can click the images to get a bigger image of the front cover!
  • We offer you a direct deeplink to or to buy the book. Amazon is the biggest online store in the world and offers a safe environment to buy anything you want.

Switzerland portal
Personal tools
Writing an article
Social links