Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut

Day 1: A positioning day up the wild and beautiful Binntal to a lovely hut

Ski Touring Difficult

Distance
6.3 km
Ascent
909 m
Descent
71 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
32˚
Tour de Soleil: Fald to Mittlenberg Hut Map

From Fiesch there is a bus that takes you to the village of Binn. Our tour starts a little further up the road at Fald. This road may be snow covered in which case you can skin or walk/taxi as needed.

Description

From Fald you follow the valley to the E on an old smugglers trail to the well positioned small Mittlenberg Hut at 2393m, with great views. If you have extra energy in the afternoon you can do a small circular tour ascending the Mittleberg, 2537m, above the hut, then descending to the N, W and then S down the Turbewasser and the shoulder to its skiers' R, before reascending to the hut.

Difficulty

Difficult

Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

February, March, April, May

Equipment required

  • Skins

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