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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Felskin to the Brittania Hut, 10th August 2011.

After the last few days, of worry I decided to take a short walk from the Felskinn lift through the Eginnerjoch to the Brittania Hut. Part of the route, on the hut side, is closed due to rockfall so it takes slightly longer than the 90 minutes stated on the signposts. You also get a good view of the south side of the Egginer as you pass through.   
Looking through to the Egginerjoch from the Felskinn lift station. 
Looking back at the route with the Alphubel in the distance. Nothing is hard about this walk, in fact there were many "ordinary" walkers enjoying a taste of the alpine scenery. You do have to pay some attention though but with common sense and the right clothing anyone can make the journey to the Brittania Hut and back. 
As I got closer to the steep face of the Eginner, I noticed a team of climbers making their way up one of the chimneys. After the previous few days I was aware of what might be loose rock and hoped they had a safe journey to the summit of what looks like a complicated mountain to route find on.   
The "normal" route through the Eginnerjoch was closed due to rockfall! Ironic considering, so you are diverted to a more circuitous route to the bottom of the Chessjengletscher which follows its left hand edge before striking off right, across the glacier itself to bring you just below the Brittania Hut. I chose a more private spot away from the hut to have my one jam roll, chocolate bar and flask of tea.     
My peaceful spot had a view of the Strahlhorn and Rimpfischorn, both acccesible after a night at the Brittania Hut. 
Lagginhorn as seen from the Brittania Hut with snow on it's upper slopes, apparently making it slightly harder than normal? The Fletschorn is to it's left.
Looking across to the Almageller Hut and the Dri-Hornli Ridge.

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