If travelling in the mountains in the northern hemisphere summer months, a useful reminder. Courtesy of a reciprocity agreement, member federations of the UIAA are currently entitled to use over a thousands mountain huts in Europe in addition to the largest network of backcountry huts in North America, thanks to the support of the Alpine Club of Canada’s extensive network.
In Europe, member federations of the UIAA are entitled to use about 1,200 mountain huts offering accommodation for 66,000 people in the entire alpine region – from Slovenia to Spain, including Picos de Europa, Sierra Nevada and the Apennine Mountains. Meanwhile, the The Alpine Club of Canada operates the largest network of backcountry huts in North America. This includes access to family-friendly huts in alpine meadows, backcountry powder paradises and remote climbers’ refuges.
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