Hiking toward Silvrettahuette (2350 meter)

  • April 26, 2014 · 6:15 AM

Dear All,

As the ski-season unfortunately comes to an end and the days are getting longer you know it is time to  get the hiking boots out of the garage/basement. Luckily we can still enjoy the sun and snow by going higher up.

I suggest to do a long hike towards the Silvretta-huette (2350 meters). From Klosters Monbiel to the hut it is 5 hours one way. Please note that at the end of the hike, as we getting closer to the hut, there might still be some snow, so i am taking snowshoes with me (just in case).

We would take the train at 6.37 am in zurich hb, arrive in land quart at 7.41 am, depart land quart 7.49 am arrive at 8.32 am in klosters, depart by bus at 8.38 am and arrive at 9.08 am in Klosters Monbiel from where we start the hike.


To bring along:

* Raingear (we are in the mountains)

* Good mood/smile

* Suncream

* Waterproof hiking boots

* Water

* T-shirts to change 

* Flip-flops (not for the hike, but possibly when we are back in the train and you want to change shoes)

* Snowshoes

* Photo

IMPORTANT

·  Please note that everyone is responsible for his/her own acts. It is up to each individual to take out appropriate insurance (off-piste, rescue, hospitality, third -party liability etc.) and by no means this organizer can be held responsible in any way for organizing this hiking trip.

* If the weather is not good then this hike will be cancelled and I will go skiing instead.

* Trains and buses will be reserved with SBB from zurich. The reservation needs to be made several working days in advance - in case any alterations are made to the reservation or we do not show up as a group I personally get charged. This has happened in the past. For that reason I expect everyone to adapt their status (coming/not coming) timely and in case of any cancellations after April 21 in the evening a 10 francs cancelation fee becomes due.



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  • Jenny

    I think I never hiked so many km with that heightdifference in one day.

    April 27

  • Jenny

    Thanks Patrick for this special hike. I never did and saw so many things in one day: hiking, climbing, crossing waterfalls, snowshoeing, sledging down in the snow from the hut, the snake, the ibex, the young ibex, the flowers.....I enjoyed every minute.

    April 27

  • Anne

    Hi, Patrick, thanks for organizing such a wonderful hike with 100% sunshine! Here comes your little special present! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JOyGLOReWM

    2 · April 27

    • Adam D

      Mega like, can see was 100% also from my sunburn :) See you at the next mountain climb with Aline

      April 27

  • Patrick

    We were lucky to have had an extremely sunny day - even at 7 pm it still was very sunny. Those who canceled due to bad weather, definitely made a mistake.

    We were able to make it to the hut in approx. 4 hours, after lunch wanted to go further up to the glacier however the people at the hotel suggested us not to do this due to avalanche risk. Almost stepped on a small snake, saw a gemsbok running down the mountain and the fantastic scenery in addition to great company, made this a day to remember.

    2 · April 27

  • Michael M.

    Hi guys, you seem to have been really lucky with the weather - congratulations to all of you who made it to the hut - two weeks ago the place looked very different - a lot more snow back then...

    April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Difficult, but rewarding. Can't walk now, but have to go to another hike tomorrow :)

    April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please text me where you are at +45 50365500. I am leaving towards Silvretta on my own now.

    April 26

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am at Monbiel parking place. Saw the bus coming, but no group of hikers. Are you taking a later bus?

    April 26

  • Anne

    Hi Patrick, I will bring you breakfast tomorrow. Sorry that my +1 made the last minute cancellation. See you tomorrow morning. Cheers, Annie.

    April 25

  • Joeska

    Hi patrick, i just realised snowshoes are requires and i dont have one. So sorry for not realising this earlier.

    April 25

  • Carlos C.

    Hi. Do we meet under the Angel or directly in platform 6?

    April 25

  • Patrick

    From the initial 40 or so that signed up, in the meanwhile we are down to about 10 people. it is not nice to reserve buses/trains for 30 people and only show up with 10 or so. As I explained on many occasions, reservations for groups on trains and buses can not be changed short term and need to be made well in advance, hence the reason why last minute cancellations are irritating. Also simply canceling last minute without giving any explanation as to why is a bit respect less. Therefore in the future please do not be surprised that similarly I will exclude certain people, who made last minute cancellations, from participating in future events. I am not charging for my time to organize events, but the least everyone can do is update their status on time and make a commitment whether or not you will do an activity.

    1 · April 24

    • Kathleen

      Hello everyone, as a fellow Meetup Organizer, Patrick is 150% correct!! Not only can SBB charge organizers a penalty if we make reservations which are not used there are other things to consider when taking a small group of 10 or a huge group of 30... especially on such a trail in the snow. The events are posted with a RSVP Close date and time. That is the last moment when one should cancel - before the organizer makes final reservations and plans. Changing the RSVP to No after that causes too many issues to list here. If you booked such a trip as this with a mtn guide you would pay in advance and not get a refund if you cancel at the last minute. These services are not for free for the organizers yet they offer the service to you for free. The organizers put time and money into the events. The least, and I mean the very least, you could do is change your RSVP to No before the event Close.

      April 24

  • Cheryl L.

    Okay i will brace myself for rain snow and not much sun. Sorry I don't know the area well as I live mostly lin the UK. I know what to pack now. Thanks and see you on Saturday. Will bring my snow shoes.

    April 24

  • Cheryl L.

    Hi. What is the update on the weather for Saturday?

    April 24

  • Patrick

    I suggest to contact the hut a couple of days before we go and find out the exact conditions, i.e. snow /no snow etc. This of course also impacts the time to get there. The 5 hours is calculated based on winter time, if the snow is gone then it should be faster, and for the way back I calculate about half the time - so total trip anywhere between 7 to 8,5 hours depending on terrain conditions, number of stops, condition of the group etc.

    April 2

    • Martin

      Transa/Bächli... just have a look ;)

      April 24

    • A former member
      A former member

      Problem solved. The university sports office has lent me snowshoes, so I am all settled now. See you all at Klosters Monbiel!

      April 24

  • Adam D

    looks like fun could I join just with my hiking boots? I think they are quite good ones so think they should get me to the top :)

    April 22

  • Anne

    Hey Patrick, I've got a bad cold and can't join you. So one place avail. for another enthusiastic hiker. Have fun, c u next time..

    April 22

  • Carlos C.

    Hello Patrick, I would like to join the group on Saturday, please add me to the list if possible. Thanks.

    April 22

  • Joeska

    Hello Patrick, I would like to join this hike and I see that one spot has become available. Could you add me in the list please? thank you.

    April 19

  • BoSe

    Hi Patrick, due to some schedule conflicts I have decided to sit this one out. Will try to join you in the next hikes.

    April 19

  • Patrick

    I assume that one or the other person will still cancel and that we therefore are targeting a group of 25 people. I have closed the site for RSVP since it does not make sense to go with large group on multi-hour hikes. Thanks for your understanding.

    April 3

    • Patrick

      Dear Chrissy, have just added the waiting list function. If you sign up, you will be put on waiting list.

      April 13

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Patrick: It states, that the RSVP is closed...

      April 13

  • ClaraB

    27 is not A LOT?

    April 12

    • Patrick

      Dear Anne, ideally most of us stay together and we will make some stops so that everyone can catch up. In case the differences in condition/speed are too big (the speed we are aiming for is the time indicated on the swiss trails), then smaller groups might have to be build.

      April 13

    • Patrick

      Dear ClaraB, initially we were mid/end 30s joining, now we are down to 25, possibly we will be 20 or less. The more people join, the more fun however my experience has learned that towards the date of the trip more cancellations occur.

      April 13

  • Eduardo

    Had to cancel :( They changed a business trip and I'll only be back on Saturday morning and not Friday afternoon as planned earlier. Have fun!

    April 12

  • Martin

    Unless the weather stays as warm as today, I would recommend taking skis instead if snowshoes as it would safe much time on the downhill. Also a fit skier is faster on the uphill ;)

    April 2

  • Olivia H.

    Hi Patrick, Could you give us an idea of how long you expect the entire hike to take? Thanks!

    April 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Patrick,
    I am strongly considering joining this hike. I will be driving from St Gallen if I come. Would it be possible to meet the group somewhere in Klosters Monbiel at around 9.08 am when you all get there? How do I recognize the group?
    Cheers,
    Sergejs

    April 2

    • Patrick

      in Klosters mobile there is a parking so we can meet there upon arrival - you should recognize us as group, I do not think there will be that many groups on the bus at that time of the day

      1 · April 2

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