An incredibly scenic tour with stunning views over the Walliser and Bern Alps, through variable terrain. The tour is for a large part over glacier so additional safety measures need to be taken.
Distance 23.6 km
The tour from the ski area of Lauchernalp over the Petersgrat to the Lauterbrünnen valley is a stunning high Alpine tour with great views on the surrounding mountains and the glacier landscape you travel on. As far as high alpine tours go it is relatively easy with only approx. 600m of altitude gain, however those who are not used to activities at high altitude may find the going relatively tough. The tour is a great day out and a great introduction to high alpine touring.
If you are not familiar with travel in glacial terrain then only do this tour with a mountain guide. Contact us for further information.
Update: April 14, 2015
Safety informationThe tour starts and spends a lot of time on glacial terrain. If you are not familiar with the safety measures which need to be taken in this terrain then only do this tour with a qualified mountain guide. Parts of this tour cross some very steep terrain with elevated avalanche danger. It should only be attempted in safe avalanche conditions.
We run this tour as part of our Tour around the Jungfrau with Swiss Alpine Adventure activitiy once a year can also arrange for other dates if neccesary.
Tips and hintsFor more of our favourite tours remember to check out www.swissalpineadventure.com - tours.
Getting thereThis tour is best accessed with public transport as you are crossing the main Alpine ridge and returning to pick up your car can prove a logistical problem. If you must drive it's probably best to leave your car in Interlaken and then take public transport to Wiler to start the tour.
ParkingParking is available in Interlaken.
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Author’s map recommendations
Book recommendations for this region:
- Avalanche Safety Equipment
- Ski Crampons
- Harness with carabiners and band sling
- Glacier rescue equipment
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