September 8, 2018
Sure-footed hikers with a head for heights and a taste for adventure will certainly appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage high trail.
Exposed in parts but always well secured, the path leads from the Bettmerhorn (2,647 m) straight across the summit ridge to the Eggishorn (2,869 m). This hike, designated as an Alpine route, is also an unforgettable experience thanks to the stunning views of the Great Aletsch Glacier, Jungfrau, Aletschhorn and Bietschhorn to the north, as well as the Rhone Valley and the mighty 4,000 m peaks of Valais to the south.
Level - moderate
Time - 4 (3+1)
Ascent - 372m
Descent - 149m
0802-1011. Zurich to Brig P31
1023-1039. Brig to Betten Talstation
1039-1100. Cable car to Bettmerhorn
1100- 1530. Hiking plus lunch
1530- 1600 Eggishorn- Fiescheralp
1610- 1930 Fiescheralp - Zurich HB
What to bring
- Water, food for lunch
- Walking poles
- Layers of clothes for sun and cold
- Sunglasses, caps, sunscreen
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