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Eugenio Sella Hut
Rifugio Eugenio Sella (it)

Photo of the Eugenio Sella Hut
The Eugenio Sella Hut

General
Elevation 3,029 m9,937.664 ft
1.882 miles
Type CAI
Location Piemonte, Italy
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Monte Rosa
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Coordinates
DMS Coor. 45°59´19"N, 7°54´47"E
Swiss Coor. 636694 / 93000
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Adler Glacier, Adlerhorn, Belloni Bivouac, Città di Luino Bivouac, Schwarzberg Weisstor, Strahlhorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Macugnaga
Summit(s) Cima di Jazzi, Strahlhorn
Topo. Map SLK 1348: Zermatt
Approach Difficulty W2
Hut Info
Places 24
Guarded 15 Jul. - 30 Aug.
Catering No drinks and No food
Tel. 0039 (0)324 654 91 (warden)
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Eugenio Sella Hut (Italy )
Eugenio Sella Hut
Eugenio Sella Hut
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[edit] General Information

The Eugenio Sella hut (Italian: Rifugio Eugenio Sella) (3,029 m) is a mountain hut above Macugnaga in the Pennine Alps in Italy. it's a small and old hut situated on a rocky promontory orientated E-W which separates the Jazzi and Roffel Glacier. The hut is protected from avalanches by the wall against which it is built.

[edit] Accomodation

28 places (also in winter).

Hut is always open but only guarded from mid-July to end-August.

[edit] Approach Route

Approach route from Belvedere lift station and ascent of Cima di Jazzi

Take the chairlift to Belvedere (1,904 m). From the top of the lift climb a short, steep rise then descend on to the Belvedere Glacier. Cross the glacier (cairns and poles) WSW to a break in the L lateral moraine below Alpe Fillar. A track leads to some ruined buildings (1,974 m). From here take a steep path Nwards to where it contours the hillside and, at 2,350 m joins a steep path leading directly up towards the hut. Below the hut reach névé and follow this Lwards beneath the rocks of the promontory to a passage which in turn leads back R across slabs to the hut.

  • From the lift station on the Italian side of the Monte Moropass: (PD, 4h)

Follow a marked path, at first N then W, which leads , on the S side of Monte Moro, to Pt. 2,906 m on the ridge crest. Move on to the Swiss side and follow scree and névé to a rock band which is crossed to give access to the Seewijnen Glacier. Almost immediately climb a steep slope on the N side of the Seewijnenhorn and then contour the glacier slopes below the Rothorn before slanting up to reach the crest of the frontier ridge close to the summit of the Steinchalchhorn (3,333 m). Continue on the crest past Pt. 3,345 m to reach the Steinchalchlücke (3,360 m) which is marked with a pole and is at the foot of the steep rise to the E summit of the Roffelhorn (3,478 m). Descend fairly spteeply down rocks and then snow on the S side of the ridge to reach easy terraces which are followed to the foot of a 30 m couloir. Climb this (fixed ropes) to a horizontal terrace on the S side of Pt. 3,478 m. Easier going across terraces and ramps interspersed with couloirs gives access to the E side of the Roffel Glacier Cross this fairly uncrevassed glacier in an arc, descending gradually, to the hut.

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[edit] Crossings

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