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Intro

The Zurich geologist and glaciologist Albert Heim proposed the site for this mountain hut, which has been repeatedly extended. The building no longer lies over the ice flow, but the views of the Galenstock and the crystalline rock-climbing routes are still stunning. The path across the Schafberg is also recommended for the ascent.

Description

A simple day tour from Tiefenbach or by car on the unpaved mountain road to the "Tätsch" parking area, and from there to the hut.

Various routes also follow the Tiefenbach stream, starting directly from the pass road. From Tätsch parking area (fees are charged for the mountain road and parking area) there is a narrow path along the lateral moraine to the hut: this is the shortest route.

On the ascent, it is worth making a short detour along the ridge path to the Schafberg and then across to the hut. The view of the Gaklenstock here is superb.

After a snack in front of the SAC hut, walkers take the moraine path back to the parking area or to Tiefenbach. However, a night in the Albert Heim hut is a "must" – a memorable experience, not least because of the open air shower with views of the Tiefen Glacier!

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start Location
Tiefenbach
Destination
Tiefenbach
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
2582 m
Ascent
491 m
Descent
491 m
Distance
7 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Easy
Season
June - October
Theme
On a mountain peak, With panoramic views

Map

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Contact

Albert-Heim-Hütte SAC
Furka
6491 Realp
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)41 887 17 45
info@albertheimhuette.ch
albertheimhuette.ch

Quick Facts

Route Number

Distance

7 km

Duration

2 h 30 min

Ascent

491 m

Travel information: Realp

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