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How to get drinking water if I am stuck below Matterhorn summit?

The solvay biwak is solely an emergency shelter. There is an emergency radio available. So if you sleep there without declaring an emergency (even if just to inform the authorities) you have to expect ...
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Is it currently (August 2021) allowed to use Italian bivouacs?

No, bivouacs in Italy are still closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. As stated in this document by CAI, access to bivouacs is still limited to emergency situation. This is because they can't guarantee ...
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Is it feasible to use Zakopane as a base to climb the Tatra mountains?

You may also want to consider the Slovak side of the Tatra Mountains. Liptovský Mikuláš is a good base to do hiking in all three parts of the resort (Western, High, and Low Tatras), which can be ...
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Is it feasible to use Zakopane as a base to climb the Tatra mountains?

I went to this area about 6 years ago. We started in Zakopane and did a couple of loops staying at the mountain huts. While its probably possible to stay in Zakopane I think it would restrict you a ...
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Is it feasible to use Zakopane as a base to climb the Tatra mountains?

Yes, absolutely, that's how the majority of the tourists do it. The huts wouldn't have had enough space to accommodate even a fraction of the hikers if all of them wanted to sleep there. Personally, I ...
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What is a kassakåta?

You have actually quoted the right answer already. I missed it the first time I read your post. same­[-]byns gemensamma kassa This means collective funds of the Sami village (My translation, ...
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Overview of free and open huts in Norway outside the system of the official tourist association DNT

Fjellstyrene.no might lead you to the right fjellstyre and their website with more information about huts here is also a good start for finding open huts.. https://utelivet.wordpress.com/bubasen/ [...
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Baby-friendly trek near Innsbruck

Why not try the Wilder Kaiser, it's not in Innsbruck, only some 55mins drive, but it's pretty dame awesome and very kid friendly! More than 400km of walking paths make the Wilder Kaiser mountains an ...
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What is a kassakåta?

I think a better translation would make the meaning obvious. "Kassa" here means "fund". ie a "kassakåta" is a hut funded by the village, not by an individual or a family.
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3 days hut to hut hike Chamonix area mid september

The "Tour de Mont Blanc" is a famous trek around the whole Mont Blanc massive. My wife and me walked it some years ago, accommodation was partly in huts, partly in some "Gîtes d'étape" or cheap ...
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Are Italian mountain huts accessible when unstaffed? Do I need a key?

In the region managed by CAI Vigezzo, there are actually many bivaccos (unstaffed shelters) that are open year round. As most of those were not on either the Swiss topographic map, or Openstreetmap, ...
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Are Italian mountain huts accessible when unstaffed? Do I need a key?

I seem to remember being told that Italian huts will have an emergency shelter room as well. In any case, this emergency shelter may not be meant for people who stay there over night during a planned ...
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Are Italian mountain huts accessible when unstaffed? Do I need a key?

All over the Alps the huts and bivouacs can be divided into: available to anyone when unstaffed (some require key and registration, some not) available only in emergency when unstaffed open all year ...
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Baby-friendly trek near Innsbruck

I forgot to post what we ended up doing here, so I'll do that now (better late than never) Basically, we slept two nights in Hottinger Alm, which is really close to Innsbruck. We took the "Nordkette” ...
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Where can I find current information on shelters in the Swedish mountains?

Always get the most recently printed maps before you head up. Hopefully it's updated with the latest information. Obviously if a hut has burned down a week ago it'll still be on the map. But a year ...
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