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Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

From Fafleralp (Normal route) Hollandiahütte SAC 3238 m

  • Difficulty
    F
  • Ascent
    6–6 h, 1450 m

The approach from Fafleralp to the Hollandiahütte is extremely varied and can be classed as an mountain tour in its own right. The route takes us from Fafleralp, high up at the back of Lötschental, over the alpine meadows of the Gletscherstafel, through light forests and the glacial remains of the Langgletschers. Past various small and larger lakes. Entering the Langgletscher below the Anenhütte, you must successfully navigate the crevasses to reach the popular Lötschenlücke pass. From here a short climb, with a bit of 'via ferrata' takes you through the rocks to the hut. The hut itself is grandly situated at 3200 m.

Route description

Fafleralp - Langgletscher

From the Postauto (bus) stop 'Fafleralp' at Gletscherstafel (1766m) you can reach the marked mountain trail and follow this towards the Anenhütte until at about 2080 m (to continue along the higher path to the glacier is not recommended due to rockfall danger). At ca. 2080 m, leave the hut trail of the Anenhütte and follow the blue markings and carins through the rock band northeastwards to join the Langgletscher.

Langgletscher - Hollandiahütte

Enter the long scree covered glacier at a suitable place and climb the long central moraine (or just south of it) to about 2600 m. Now steer north onto the rocky island, south of the Chrumme Rigg, avoiding the steeper crevassed section of glacier between 2700m and 2800m. Regain the glacier above the area labelled 'Grossi Tola' and head east towards the Lötschenlücke. Shortly before reaching the Lötschenlücke (col), turn left onto the rocky spur and follow the marked path, cables and ladders to your hut lunch (or dinner!).

Additional information

Departure point

Fafleralp Gletscherstafel (1771 m)

Bus service only during the summer months.

Author

Bernhard Senn

Bernhard Senn is a physiotherapist specializing in workplace ergonomics and workplace health promotion. Bernhard has been an SAC author since 2013 and will often be found 'out and about' in the mountains; whether with rock gear, skis, mountain bike or paraglider.

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