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From Finsteraarhornhütte via Rotloch Oberaarjochhütte SAC 3258 m

  • Difficulty
    PD-
  • Ascent
    3–3:30 h, 560 m
  • Descent
    350 m
  • Exposure
    E, SE, S, SW

Route description

Finsteraarhornhütte - Rotloch - Oberaarjochhütte

From the Finsteraarhorn hut (3048 m) ski SE along the Fieschergletscher, sticking to its northeastern edge, until the confluence of the Fiescher and Galmi glaciers; approx. 2700 m, beneath the Rotloch (literally red hole... oosh!). Now head east up the right (SW) branch of the Galmigletscher into a slight glacial bowl at ca. 2880 m, from where you can turn north in the direction of the Studergletscher. Keep heading north over the plateau, passing the rocks of Oberaarrothorn and Oberaarnollen until you round the corner and hut comes into view. Plant the skis a short distance from the Oberaarjoch (col) and climb a ladder to reach the hut.

Additional information

Departure point
Route number

82c

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