13-18 March 2022, I did a 6-day hut-to-hut skitour in the area around the Wildstrübel in southwest Switzerland. It was a custom skitour from the Dutch organisation toerskien.org that was postponed 2 years because of Covid. Joining me were Jasper, Roos, Harmen, Frank and Italian mountain guide Francesco Vaudo.
It turned out to be a challenging week with little snow the first few days, steep and icy slopes, some strenuous climbing and, unfortunately, inadequate communication and some poor decisions by our guide. (Because of this Jasper stopped after day 1). Fortunately, on day 3 conditions improved and overall we still had a good time enjoying great Alpine landscapes, learning better touring technique and staying in some cosy mountain huts. Total distance was about 75 km with elevations up to 3.200 m.
|Tour||Dist.||Gain||Route on Strava|
|1: Col du Pillon (1.546 m) to Geltenhütte (2.003 m)||17 km||1.300 m||Route|
|2: Geltenhütte (2.003 m) to Cab. de Audannes (2.506 m)||14 km||1.400 m||Route|
|3: Cab. de Audannes (2.506 m) to Wildhornhütte (2.302 m)||7 km||600 m||Route|
|4: Wildhornhütte (2.302 m) to Wildstrübelhütte (2.791 m)||11 km||1.100 m||Route|
|5: Wildstrübelhütte (2.791 m) to Lämmerenhütte (2.502 m)||13 km||700 m||Route|
|6: Lämmerenhütte (2.502 m) to Kandersteg (1.932 m)||12 km||400 m||Route|
The initial route plan on Google Maps.