Bordier Hut

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Bordier Hut
Bordierhütte (de)

Photo of the Bordier Hut
The Bordier hut in a snowy landscape

Elevation 2,886 m9,468.504 ft
1.793 miles
Location Valais, Switzerland
Range Pennine Alps
Massif Mischabel
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DMS Coor. 46°08´41"N, 7°51´0"E
Swiss Coor. 631785 / 110443
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Balfrin, Chli Dirruhorn, Gabelhorn, Gross Bigerhorn, Klein Bigerhorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Gasenried, Grächen
Summit(s) Balfrin, Dürrenhorn, Gross Bigerhorn, Hohberghorn, Lenzspitze, Nadelhorn, Stecknadelhorn, Ulrichshorn
Topo. Map SLK 1328: Randa
Approach Difficulty Rating F F
Hut Info
Places 44
Guarded 01 Jul. - 31 Aug.
Catering Drinks and Food
Tel. 0041 (0)27 956 19 09
Bordier Hut (Switzerland )
Bordier Hut
Bordier Hut


[edit] General information

The Bordier Hut (German: Bordierhütte) (2,886 m9,468.504 ft
1.793 miles
) is a small hut in the Pennine Alps located in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The hut is situated on a terrace near the foot of the WSW ridge of the Klein Bigerhorn, a Mischabel mountain, and overlooks the Ried Glacier. The hut warden is Schnidrig Pius (Tel: 0041 (0)27 956 23 45 or 0041 (0)79 219 35 57).

[edit] Accomodation

44 places. Food and drinks available.

The hut is opened but not guarded during the winter season. During the winter season there is a possibility of self catering.

Category CHF/night
SAC Member from 23 23
SAC Member 10-22 13
Non Member from 18 34
Non Member 10-17 19
Child < 10 10
1 liter hot water 3

[edit] Approach routes

From Gasenried (parking at the entrance to the hamlet) walk along the road until a little way past a chapel. A path branches off L (signpost to Grat) ant then contours the hillside parallel to a water channel (bise). Cross a bridge and then a little further on keep L at a fork before starting the steep climb through the forest to Alpja. There is a welcome water source towards the top of the steepest part of the path. An alternative route starts across the road from the car park and follows a path heading roughly SE. Cross four water channels before reaching Pt. 1,930 m below Grefzug. Beyond the block of forest take a path leading R and cross the old bed of the Ried Glacier before joining the path to Alpja described above. Beyond Alpja the path starts to climb guite steeply up the L lateral moraine of the Ried Glacier as far as Pt. 2,600 m. It then cuts up the flank of the hillside (cairns; snow patches) before making a short descent on to the glacier at 2,760 m. Cross the mainly dry glacier following marker poles, more or less at the same height and then rising to reach the R bank of the glacier at 2,820 m. Scramble up a few rocks and then follow the path easily to the hut. When warden is present, the glacier crossing is well indicated and easy (within reach of families with children).

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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

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

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

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