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Topali Hut
Topalihütte (de)

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The Topali Hut

Elevation 2,674 m8,772.966 ft
1.662 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Weisshorn Group
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DMS Coor. 46°9´25"N, 7°45´44"E
Swiss Coor. 624980 / 111760
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Barrhorn, Bruneggjoch, Schöllijoch
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Sankt Niklaus
Summit(s) Barrhorn, Bishorn, Brunegghorn, Gässispitz, Schöllihorn, Schöllijoch, Stellihorn, Wasuhorn
Topo. Map SLK 1308: St. Niklaus
Approach Difficulty W2
Hut Info
Places 44
Guarded 1 Jul. - 20 Sep.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 956 21 72 (hut)
Topali Hut (Switzerland )
Topali Hut
Topali Hut


[edit] General information

The Topali Hut (German: Topalihütte) (2,674 m8,772.966 ft
1.662 miles
) is a mountain hut near Sankt Niklaus in the Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It's a small hut situated at the end of the Distulgrat on the E side of the Barhorn. The hut is operated by the SAC and the wardens are Judith Albrecht-Fux (Tel: 0041 (0)27 956 38 68) and Jacqueline Imboden-Lochmatter (Tel: 0041 (0)27 956 21 65).

[edit] History

Built in 1923, rebuilt in 2003 after a fire.

[edit] Accommodation

44 places, 6 in winter room.

Self-catering possible; only water available if warden is present.

Category CHF/night
SAC Member 24
SAC Member 10-22 16
Non Member from 18 34
Non Member 10-17 18
Kid <6 9
SAC Member night + half pension 56
SAC Member 10-22 night + half pension 46
Non Member from 18 night + half pension 66
Non Member 10-17 night + half pension 48
Kid <6 night + half pension 18

Sankt Niklaus residents pay the same as SAC-members.

[edit] Approach routes

  • Sankt Niklaus - Ze Schwidernu - Blattäbi - Unnerbächji - Topali (4,5h)
  • Seilbahn Sankt Niklaus - Jungen - Jungtal - Wasulücke - Topali (6h)
  • Turtmann Hut - Schoellijoch - Topali (5h)
  • Randa - Guggiberg - Topali (6h)
  • Sankt Niklaus - Ze Schwidernu - Medji - Bode - Walkersmatt - Topali (4,5h):

From Sankt Niklaus drive to Ze Schwidernu then follow the path steeply upwards to a split at 1,360 m. Turn R and follow a most impressive path steeply up to Bode at 1,905 m. Things ease off a little now as the path leads on to the chalet at Walkerschmatt (2,139 m). Continue more easily to Scheidchrommo where the hut comes into view. Keep on the same path all the way to the hut.

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[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

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

      Valais West: Zinal - Arolla - Verbier - Rhone Valley (Rother Walking Guide) by Michael Waeber & Hans Steinbichler

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