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Rottal Hut
Rottalhütte (de)

Photo of the Rottal Hut
View on the Rottal Hut

Elevation 2,755 m9,038.714 ft
1.712 miles
Location Berne (canton), Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Jungfrau Group
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DMS Coor. 46°31´34"N, 7°56´41"E
Swiss Coor. 638832 / 152881
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Gletscherhorn, Gletscherjoch, Goldenhoren, Jungfrau, Jungfrau Group, Jungfraujoch, Kranzberg, Louwihorn, Louwitor, Rotbrätthoren, Rottalhorn, Rottalsattel, Schneehoren, Schwarzmönch, Silberhorn, Silberhorn Hut, Wildhoren, Äbeni Flue, Äbeni Flue Joch
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Lauterbrunnen
Summit(s) Jungfrau, Äbeni Flue
Topo. Map SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn
Approach Difficulty T4
Hut Info
Places 45
Guarded 15 Jun. - 30 Sep. (weekends)
Catering Drinks and No food
Tel. 0041 (0)33 841 10 86 (warden)
Rottal Hut (Switzerland )
Rottal Hut
Rottal Hut


[edit] General information

The Rottal Hut (German: Rottalhütte) is a small unguarded hut located at the foot of the Jungfrau, near the Rottal Glacier. There are no facilities except blankets and firewood. Drinks are available, but no food. Hut is guarded in weekends during high season.

[edit] Access route

  • Follow the main stream in Stechelberg (locality in the south of Lauterbrunnen) southwards (stay on the road on the east side of the stream) until you see a path with a sign pointing to the Silberhorn Hut and the Rottal Hut. The path starts near a bridge over the Staldenbach stream. Zig-zag up fields, pass through some dispersed forest patches and cross some rock bands until you reach the Schafbach stream. After crossing the Schafbach stream, proceed towards Pt. 2019 and take the right path at the bifurcation (the left path goes towards the Silberhorn Hut). Now proceed through relatively steep and sometimes exposed rocky terrain (Bäreflue) by following clear blue-white-blue painting signs. Follow the sometimes chained path until you reach the hut. The route takes 6h in total.
  • A slightly different route starts a bit more southwards and follows a similar pattern until the Schafbach stream is reached. From there on, follow the route described before.

[edit] Summits

  • Äbeni Flue (3,962 m12,998.688 ft
    2.462 miles
    ): North face
  • Jungfrau (4,158 m13,641.732 ft
    2.584 miles
    ): Rottalgrat

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[edit] Recommended books

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

      Bernese Oberland: Selected Climbs (Alpine Club Guides) by Les Swindin

      Tour of the Jungfrau Region: A Two-week Trek in the Bernese Oberland (Cicerone Guide) by Kev Reynolds

      The White Spider: The story of the North Face of the Eiger by Heinrich Harrer

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

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