Silberhorn Hut

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Silberhorn Hut
Silberhornhütte (de)

Photo of the Silberhorn Hut
View on the Silberhorn Hut

Elevation 2,663 m8,736.877 ft
1.655 miles
Location Berne (canton), Switzerland
Range Bernese Alps
Massif Jungfrau Group
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DMS Coor. 46°32´56.5"N, 7°56´1"E
Swiss Coor. 637960 / 115428
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Coordinates Information

Nearby Features
Goldenhoren, Jungfrau, Jungfrau Group, Louwihorn, Louwitor, Rotbrätthoren, Rottal Hut, Rottalhorn, Rottalsattel, Schneehoren, Schwarzmönch, Silberhorn
Alpinist's Info
Base(s) Lauterbrunnen
Summit(s) Goldenhoren, Jungfrau, Schwarzmönch, Silberhorn
Topo. Map SLK 1249: Finsteraarhorn
Approach Difficulty T5
Hut Info
Places 12
Guarded Always unguarded
Catering No drinks and No food
Tel. 0041 (0)79 656 16 04 (reservation)
Silberhorn Hut (Switzerland )
Silberhorn Hut
Silberhorn Hut


[edit] General information

The Silberhorn Hut (German: Silberhornhütte) is a small unguarded hut located on the Schwarzmönch ridge. The hut was constructed in 1935. There are no facilities except blankets and firewood. Bring your own food, drinks and cooking gear. Contact Bernhard Seiler at the number in the infobox to make a reservation.

[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 left path at the bifurcation (the right path goes towards the Rottal Hut). Now proceed through relatively steep and sometimes exposed rocky terrain by following clear blue-white-blue painting signs. Reach an exposed area called Strälblatti and climb a rock band by a metal ladder after which you reach the hut. The rocky sections can be very tricky (albeit the chains in place) in rainy or snowy conditions. 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

  • Goldenhoren (3,641 m11,945.538 ft
    2.262 miles
  • Jungfrau (4,158 m13,641.732 ft
    2.584 miles
    ): Rotbrettgrat and Silberhorn-Nordgrat
  • Silberhorn (3,707 m12,162.074 ft
    2.303 miles
  • Schwarzmönch (2,649 m8,690.945 ft
    1.646 miles

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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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