Glacier hike to Britannia alpine hut

Saas Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Talstation Spielboden, Saas-Fee

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Gletscherskigebiet Allalin 3'500 m.ü.Meer

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Einkaufsstrasse

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Saas Fee - Blick vom Tourismusbüro

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

Talstation Alpin-Express, Saas-Fee

The challenging mountain tour leads all around Mittaghorn mountain and around Egginer. You will hike right through huge screes strewn with boulders and debris left behind when a glacier melted, alpine meadows and even an actual glacier. At 3,000 meters, Brittania hut is the highest point of the route. The views of the Saas mountain world are simply stunning. Fourthousand meter giants as far as the eye can reach.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Cableway station Plattjen
Access starting point: Trip from Saas Fee by cableway to Plattjen
Point of arrival: Center of Saas Fee
Hiking time: 04:20 (hours, minutes)
Physical fitness: difficult
Difficulty: difficult
Difference in elevation: 460 m rise / 1230 m descent
Season: July - October
Gastronomy: Britannia hut, Saas Fee
Literature: SAW 284T Mischabel 1:50,000

Description

This not particularly easy mountain tour begins at the mountain station of the Plattjen cableway (Saas Fee). The route leads up the mountain on a magnificent hiking trail towards Brittania hut. You reach the edge of the Chessjen glacier by passing under the Mittaghorn and Egginer. The crossing is not difficult, nevertheless, you must be careful at all times when you are on a glacier. From Brittania hut the descent leads first of all in the direction of Egginerjoch. The challenging descent to Saas Fee follows. The route is partially quite difficult to find through numerous rock falls. However, the village of Saas Fee remains visible at all times.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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