Elevation: 1,886 metres above sea level; beds: 48; rooms: 12; owner: SAC Bern (Photo: Daniel Vonwiller/Imagepoint) imagepoint
Elevation: 3,311 metres; beds: 80; rooms: 16; owner: CAS Neuchâtel (Photo: SAC) swissinfo.ch
Elevation: 2,501 metres; beds: 96; rooms: 10; owner: SAC Angenstein (Photo: Bildagentur Zoonar) zoonar.com
Elevation: 2,575 metres; beds: 120; rooms: 24; owner: CAS Ticino (Photo: Francesca Agosta/tipress) tipress
The Grühnorn Hut was the first built by the Swiss Alpine Club, in 1863. Since 2011, the hut has been an emergency shelter but is no longer intended for general use. Owner: SAC Tödi (Photo: Imagepoint) imagepoint
Monte Rosa hut
Elevation: 2,883 metres; beds: 120; rooms: 12; owner: SAC Monte Rosa (Martin Ruetschi/Keystone) Keystone
Elevation: 2,850 metres; beds: 155; rooms: 35; owner: SAC Grindelwald (Photo: SAC) sac.ch
Elevation: 2,520 metres; beds: 40; rooms: 15; owner: SAC Bern (Photo: Arno Balzarini/Keystone) Keystone
Elevation: 2,840 metres; beds: 138; rooms: 20; owner: SAC Blümlisalp (Photo: Imagepoint) imagepoint
Elevation: 2172 metres; beds: 70; rooms: 25; owner: CAS Ticino (Photo: Francesca Agosta/tipress) tipress
Elevation: 2,910 metres; beds: 100; rooms: 50; owner: SAC Weissenstein (Photo: SAC) sac.ch
Elevation: 2,610 metres; beds: 80; rooms: 10; owner: SAC Rätia (Photo: Imagepoint) imagepoint
Elevation: 2,928 metres; beds: 115; rooms: 16; owner: CAS Monte Rosa (Photo: Imagepoint) imagepoint
Slumming it with woolen blankets, rustic furniture and a pit toilet are mostly a thing of the past in the Swiss Alpine Club’s mountain huts. Today, beds with duvets, extended menu choices and showers are all part of climbing in the Alps.
This content was published on August 21, 2012
August 21, 2012
Without these upgrades or new buildings, it would be difficult to keep on attracting guests and ensuring the huts remain economically viable.
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