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THE HUTKEEPERS

We are Lisa and Ciril.
After several seasons spent at the Moiry hut in Valais, and after the birth of our twins, we decided to become hutkeepers ourselves.
The opportunity arose with the Adula hut UTOE mountaineering association. This beautiful building belongs to this association of true lovers of our peaks.
Our objective is to share our pleasure of living and working in the mountains with you and all within our family.

Me, Ciril, during the winter I am a ski instructor at The Villars Ski School.
For me, a good job is only a good job if combined with human contact and the mountains. While me, Lisa, I am a stage designer for theater and cinema but I still love the particular reality of the hut: living and welcome you at 2393 m.

We work with Nico and we also collaborate with many others: friends and UTOE’s members and volunteers.

Together we will offer you home cooking: cakes and breads cooked in a wood oven, cheeses and delicatessen of the region, artisan drinks and fine wine.
We are attentive to products, suppliers and recycling.

We let ourselves be enchanted by the little things and the great horizons …
And we wait for you at the hut, where we will give you the warmest of welcomes.

THE ADULA / RHEINWALDHORN 3402 msm

The Adula is located between Ticino and Grisons and with an altitude of 3402m the highest peak in the Italian part of Switzerland. View of the various alpine environments: the 4000-meter peaks of the Valais and Bernese, the Central Alps, the Tödi massif, the cradle of Swiss alpinism, the Bernina massif and the Po Valley up to Monte Rosa. The Adula is a great mountaineering classic in the region.
The mountain is located in the central main Alpine ridge between the Lukmanier Pass and San Bernardino. It dominates the region and is the alpine link between the Italian, German and Romansh languages. The Adula has four mountain ridges and large valleys – these are important tributary basins of the Rhine and Ticino, hence the German name Rheinwaldhorn.
The mountain range, which rises in a fin shape from north to south, culminates in our summit: a pyramid-shaped glacier. The northern slope with its glacier mantle dominates the landscape. Equally impressive, but completely ice-free, is the southern slope, where a steep wall breaks off into the upper Val Malvaglia.

The normal, direct route to this summit undoubtedly leads via the Capanna Adula UTOE, which can be reached from Val Carassina. From our hut you can follow in an equally practical way the so-called Via Malvaglia variant on the south-western ridge line, which makes the ascent a varied circular route made of rock and ice.

TICINO MOUNTAIN GUIDES ASSOCIATION BRINGS YOU TO THE SUMMIT OF THE ADULA

BOOK

You are kindly requested to book your half-board and overnight stay, in order to offer you maximum hospitality. Reservations are made by phone or email.

PAYEMENTS

Payment at the hut is possible only in cash (CHF or Euro).
Rates are shown in the table below and include value added tax (VAT).

SEASONAL PRICES

REQUIREMENTS

Notify us in time if you are vegetarian / vegan or if you suffer from allergies or intolerances. So we can prepare a menu that matches your needs.
Tell us if you plan to bring your dog. He will be welcome, but he will not be allowed to enter the hut. We provide the woodshed, a sheltered and dry place, equipped with wool blankets and water bowls.

CANCELLATION

As for the other Swiss huts, we have our general terms and conditions. Cancellations must be notified by telephone no later than 48 hours in advance. If the cancellation is not received in time, the hut keeper reserves the right to claim compensation. Only the general terms and conditions mentioned above are valid for the next season.

CAPANNA  ADULA UTOE

At the end of the beautiful Val Carassina, in the Val di Blenio, it takes a last effort, to climb to 2393 m where you will finally reach the Adula UTOE hut. Here the landscape will envelope you and yet this is a hike that is family friendly.
The hut is located at the foot of the Cima della Negra and is the access point to the Bresciana glacier, which reaches the summit at 3402 m. The Adula is the highest peak in Ticino and is also ideal for novice mountaineers. Adula UTOE (Unione Ticinese Workers Hikers) was founded in 1923 as a shelter for all, without distinction, to enjoy the Alpine environment.
WE WILL BE IN THE HUT FROM 19.06.2020

Corona Virus: practical info for summer 2020
Please note the various measures taken to ensure the opening of the Adula UTOE hut next summer.
The number of places will be limited in order to guarantee social distances. At the moment, 28 places out of the usual 54 will be available for night and half-board. To spend the night, you must bring your own equipment:
– A cotton sleeping bag, a pillow cover ,hand towels for the sanitary facilities, personal disinfectant gel, possibly a mask.
These items will be subject to a control on your arrival, we will be obliged to send you back to the valley if they are missing or to force you to buy them.
– Half board is mandatory.
– No overnight stays without reservation (with the risk to not find available places).
– Take your personal waste back to the valley.
– Prefer payment with Twint.
Thank you for your understanding.
Ciril Noto, Lisa Foletti & Co.

INFRASTRUCTURE

There are two dorms of 20 and 32 beds. The beds are divided into couples or triplets.
For the overnight stay the sack sheet is mandatory, available at the hut for those who do not have it. All beds have warm quilts.
There are two internal WCs and a shower.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

We pay particular attention to food and hospitality. We offer simple and well-kept dishes, both hot and cold. Half-board, which is dinner and breakfast, is served as tradition in a Swiss hut: soup, main course and dessert. In the morning you will find a hearty breakfast and a hot tea to fill your water bottle. Also you can ask for availability for lunch and a snack or a picnic to take with you. We have two bright lunchrooms and a beautiful view from our cozy terrace!

CROSSING TO OTHER HUTS

Hut Quarnei: 2 hours
Hut Länta: 5,5 hours
Hut Zapporth: 5 hours
Hut Motterascio: 5,15 hours

CLIMBING

There is a crag with climbing routes and from this year we intend to expand it. And promote the discipline in the area.

ALPINE ASCENSIONS

Adula (3402 m)
Vogelberg (3218 m)
Cramorino (3134 m)
Cassimoi (3129 m)
Logia (3080 m)
Pizzo Baratin (3037 m)

Mountaineering has to be practiced with appropriate equipment and with the necessary knowledge of mountain environment.

SOCIAL / CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

We plan to host a few events – small art exhibitions, shows, music and talks related to the mountains.
For more information please click here. If you wish to subscribe to our newletter we can send you updates on our adventures!
During next summer we will be partner with Montagne Pulite through the Sherpa’s Project

WHERE

The Adula UTOE hut is located at 2,393 m in Val Carassina, in the municipality of Blenio, Ticino.

CAR AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

By car A2 motorway, exit in Biasca towards Olivone, Campo Blenio and then Luzzone dam.
By train (S10) to Biasca.
From Biasca by bus (nr.113 Autolinee Bleniesi) to Ghirone for access via Val Carassina (change car in Olivone).
Bus alpin

WALKING

In the Val Carassina:
from the Luzzone dam: 3.15 hours
from the dam Compietto: 2.5 hours
– Via alta della Val Carassina (T5 / T6): 7 hours from the Compietto dam

WINTER

Dangio from the Val Soi

In absence or with the agreement of the hutkeepers a separate wood-burning stove is available and there are always drinks. There is no running water.

HUT

Capanna Adula UTOE
6719 Aquila
+41 91 872 16 75 (from 19.06 to 29.09)

HUT KEEPERS

Lisa Foletti and Ciril Noto
Rue du Village 9
1882 Gryon (VD)
+41 77 459 96 11
adula@utoe.ch

UTOE

Utoe Bellinzona
PO BOX 2693
6500 Bellinzona
www.utoe.ch
www.fat-ti.ch

USEFUL CONTACTS

Administrator
Daniele Delcò
6517 Arbedo
+41 79 621 53 65

Alpine Guide UIAGM
Massimo Bognuda
+41 79 284 89 58
info@guidaalpina.ch

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Photo Credit:
Vito Noto
Daniele Maini