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Solvaybiwak SAC 4003 m

An emergency cabin on Matterhorn. The shelter on Hörnligrat at an altitude of 4003 m must not be used except for real emergency situations such as a sudden weather change on the descent. Donated by Ernest Solvay, a Belgian chemist and entrepreneur, the simple shelter on the exposed ridge was constructed more than a hundred years ago. The cabin’s narrow terrace is often used as a resting place by roped parties during the ascent of Matterhorn.

Informations from the hut

Kein Telefonanschluss, nur Notfunk / Biwak nur für Notfälle!

Additional informations Solvaybiwak SAC

Hut wardened
  • Jan: Closed
  • Feb: Closed
  • Mar: Closed
  • Apr: Closed
  • May: Closed
  • Jun: Closed
  • Jul: Closed
  • Aug: Closed
  • Sep: Closed
  • Oct: Closed
  • Nov: Closed
  • Dec: Closed
Shelter open
  • Jan: Partially
  • Feb: Partially
  • Mar: Partially
  • Apr: Partially
  • May: Partially
  • Jun: Partially
  • Jul: Partially
  • Aug: Partially
  • Sep: Partially
  • Oct: Partially
  • Nov: Partially
  • Dec: Partially
Hut chief
Lauber Kurt

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