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Day ski tour Lötschenlücke via Louwitor

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Very beautiful high alpine ski tour via Louwitor üover the Lötschenl;cke. This tour is a popular ski tour destination in the Jungfrau region. 
moderate
Distance 24.9 km
3:45 h
779 m
2,702 m
3,773 m
1,525 m

The starting point of this tour is the Sphinxstollen on the Jungfraujoch. You can get to the Jungfraujoch by train via Grindelwald (Eiger Express). The journey to the Jungfraujoch takes about 1.5 hours.

After a short descent on the Jungfraufirn, skins up and climb the Louwitor, avoiding the crevasses. Then a long descent over the Kranzbergfirn. Before the second ascent (approx. 1.5 h), it is worth taking a short break and strengthening yourself for the last ascent. Ascent to the Hollandiahütte. 

The descent to Blatten (depending on snow conditions only possible to Fafleralp) is a pleasure. Technically not demanding. 

From Blatten, the post bus takes you to Goppenstein, where you have to change to the train. 

 

Author’s recommendation

Pure running time just under 4 hours. With the journey, breaks, etc. it makes a nice day trip.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
3,773 m
Lowest point
1,525 m
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Safety information

Attention glacier crevasses (90% of the ski tour is on the glacier), ski touring experience, good ski technique for long descents. Condition for approx. 4h ascent at high altitude.

Start

Jungfraujoch (3507 m above sea level) (3,448 m)
Coordinates:
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2'642'005E 1'155'249N
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46.547218, 7.986304
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46°32'50.0"N 7°59'10.7"E
UTM
32T 422284 5155349
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Destination

Blatten (1527 m above sea level)

Turn-by-turn directions

Sphinxstollen - Louwihorn - Jungfraufirn - Grosser Aletschfirn - Lötschenlücke (Hollandiahütte) - Fafleralp - Blatten

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Bernese Oberland Railway from Interlaken Ost station to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald Terminal. Journey time from Interlaken Ost via Eiger Express: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Parking

Paid parking in Interlaken and Grindelwald

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'005E 1'155'249N
DD
46.547218, 7.986304
DMS
46°32'50.0"N 7°59'10.7"E
UTM
32T 422284 5155349
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

- Complete ski touring equipment
- Avalanche, shovel, probe- Rope harness, a 120 cm webbing sling and a screw carabiner
- Warm clothing, sun protection
- 2 pairs of gloves (dry and warm)
- Sun protection


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.9 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
779 m
Descent
2,702 m
Highest point
3,773 m
Lowest point
1,525 m
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