The Kleine-Philipp-Reuter-Hütte (2,692 metres) in the Venediger Mountains is a self-catering hut towards the end of the Umbaltal Valley.
Remote self-catering shelter near the glacier
German Alpine Club, Essen Division
Remote, idyllic and full of rushing streams and waterfalls, the Umbaltal Valley has been shaped over millions of years by the power of nature. Water rushes from a glacier at the end of the valley, which was first made accessible to visitors at the end of the 19th century. The Kleine-Philipp-Reuter-Hütte is perched on a rocky outcrop towards the end of the valley, where it was built on the ruins of the abandoned Neue Essener Hütte. It is a basic alpine shelter sleeping 10 people and with a cooking area and an outdoor toilet. Food must be brought by visitors themselves. Most of the hiking and climbing is for experts only, with glacier equipment often required. More information on hiking and climbing in the area is available at the Clarahütte hut.
How to get to the hut
From Hinterbichl in 5.5 hours, from Ströden in 5 hours, from the Clarahütte hut 2.75 hours
Walks and hikes in the area
Ahrner Kopf (3,051 metres), 1.5 hours difficult
Rötspitze (3,495 metres), 4 hours, difficult(Gletscherausrüstung erforderlich)
Dreiherrnspitze (3,499 metres), 4 hours, difficult(Gletscherausrüstung erforderlich)
Malhamspitzen (3,373 metres), 3.5 hours, (Gletscherausrüstung erforderlich)
Further huts in the area, long-distance hiking trails
The Kleine-Philipp-Reuter-Hütte is located on the Isel Trail.