Thursday, 8 July 2010

#107 - Fiescheralp to Riederalp via Moosfluh

Whilst Richard, Jack and Jim hot footed it up the Sparrhorn, I took things a little more leisurely today, although it was still a walk worthy of the log book.

Maria had arrived only the day before, so rather than subject her to a climb to 3000m (and me to the nervy sheer drops), it seemed sensible to acclimatise with a walk along from Fiescheralp up to Moosfluh, and along the ridge to Riederfurka, and lunch.

Another stinking hot day, the climb up to Moosfluh was good exertion and a route I had not done before. The reward for this ascent is a view of the Aletsch Glacier, and one that Maria did not expect when we passed over the brow of the ridge. We then moved across the top, with the Matterhorn clearly visible in the distance, and the Sparrhorn towering above us in the foreground.

As we neared Riederfurka, the ridge drops to the hut near the Aletschwald, where we had lunch. As we looked up at the imposing Sparrhorn scanning the ridge for any sign of the others, we tucked into a great meal, where I tried Cholera for the first, and definitely not the last time!

After lunch, we descended down to the Gondola station and Riederalp.

  • Date: 08/07/10
  • Region: Moosfluh, Switzerland
  • Status: Equals
  • Description: Fiescheralp (2212m) - Furri Hutte (2172m) - Moosfluh (2333m) –Riederfurka - Riederalp – Sunny, hot, Equals, 10km, 4hrs.
  • Type of Walk: International Personal Walking - Summer Conditions