Saturday, 25 July 2009

#68 - Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland

A great day spent walking the rocky path above the edge of the glacier, starting from Bettmergrat cable car station (2647m). We lunched at Marjelesee, where the glacier is close enough to step onto, or even crawl under (Diane couldn't resist doing both!) Also got to see an Air Zermatt mountain rescue here, a walker having fallen down the rocky slopes.

From the glacier, a straightforward walk through the tunnel back to Fiescheralp.
  • Date: 25/07/09
  • Region: Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland
  • Status: Equal
  • Description: Bettmergrat (2647m) – Roti Chumma (2369m) – Aletsch Glacier – Marjelensee (2300m) – Fiescheralp (2212m) – Sunny, 10km, 6h.
  • Type of Walk: International Personal Walking - Summer Conditions