/ when to book huts
That week leads up to Swiss National Day which has to be the busiest time of the year for the huts, so do it as soon as possible. Campsites, no idea.
I was there for the end of July last year and had no problem getting booked into either huts or campsites. We were just booking the huts the night before as usual. It was quite busy at times but no where near over crowded!
Yes, I did know - it in fact falls on the Thursday of that week (I hadn't checked when I posted). I guess it depends whether Ralphio means that week or the one before...
We stayed at the Almageller, Weissmeis and Britannia huts. All were busy, none were full. Britannia was probably the busiest of the three and is run like a very tight ship so I'd definitely advise booking ahead there.
Was there a few years ago, and got involved on the National Day celebrations in the square at Saas Grund. There was a wee organist lass (Melissa I think she was called), and a singer. Dead kitsch, but great fun. Ended up on a Jagerbomb and snuff session with the owner of the Roby down in some cellar somewhere. Great night, but didn't get much climbing done for a day or so afterwards! :)
Same as Adam though, no problems with hut bookings on the hoof, even that week.
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