Walking in the Bernese Oberland

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9781852847968
Published
5 May 2015
Edition
Fourth
Pages
320
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17.2 x 11.6 x 1.8cm
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390g

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This walking guidebook to the Bernese Oberland describes 113 day walks. Routes range from 2 to 24km and offer breathtaking scenery of the classic Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, around Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Gsteig and Meiringen. There are routes suitable for all abilities from short flat walks to adventurous treks.

Seasons Seasons
May to end September is the best weather (but watch out for summer thunderstorms); huts manned in summer months
Centres Centres
Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Adelboden and Kandersteg
Difficulty Difficulty
Range from walks suitable for families to strenuous routes with scrambling. All walks graded in the guide. Good waymarking.
Must See Must See
Views of the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Mönch and others; walks to the Schreckhorn and Rottal huts; Schynige Platte to First; Trümmelbach Falls
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852847968
Published
5 May 2015
Edition
Fourth
Pages
320
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.8cm
Weight
390g
  • Overview

    Over 100 walking routes in the Bernese Alps are described in this guidebook.  It is an indispensable companion to the Bernese Oberland region that boasts famous peaks such as the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. But there are lesser-known mountains, too, that are just as scenically dramatic, and in their shadow peaceful villages and seemingly forgotten hamlets are lodged in spectacular locations. Add to that the romantic valleys, lakes, flower-filled meadows and a network of mountain huts and rustic inns for those who want to experience the Alps of the Victorian pioneers, and you'll understand why the Bernese Alps seduce the connoisseur back year after year. 

    The guide is divided into sections on particular areas in the Bernese Oberland, for example, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen, Meiringen, Kandersteg, Griesalp and others. Additionally, the guidebook includes useful practical information on getting to and around the region, where to stay and how to prepare for a trip into the Bernese Alps. All this, and more, is available to the mountain walker, and this indispensable guide will enable you to explore the very best of the Bernese mountain wonderland.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    The Bernese Oberland
    The Mountains
    Getting There
    Public Transport in the Bernese Oberland
    Accommodation
    Weather
    Notes for Walkers
    Suggested Equipment List
    Recommended Maps
    Using this Guide
    Information at a Glance
    Haslital
    Route 1 Engstlenalp – Schwarzental
    Route 2 Engstlenalp – Hinderarni – Reuti – Meiringen
    Route 3 Engstlenalp – Tannenalp – Melchsee-Frutt
    Route 4 Innertkirchen – Urbachtal – Gauli Hut
    Route 5 Innertkirchen – Guttannen – Grimsel Hospice
    Route 6 Grimsel Hospice – Lauteraar Hut
    Route 7 Meiringen – Rosenlaui
    Route 8 Meiringen – Schwarzwaldalp – Grosse Scheidegg – Grindelwald
    Lütschental
    Route 9 Schynige Platte – Faulhorn – Faulhorn – First
    Route 10 Saxeten – Wilderswil
    Route 11 Grindelwald (Bussalp) – Faulhorn
    Route 12 Grindelwald (First) – Faulhorn – Bussalp – Grindelwald
    Route 13 Grindelwald (Grosse Scheidegg) – Bachsee – Faulhorn
    Route 14 Grindelwald (First) – Bachsee
    Route 15 Grindelwald (First) – Uf Spitzen – Bussalp
    Route 16 Grindelwald (First) – Waldspitz – Bussalp
    Route 17 Grindelwald (First) – Hagelsee – Wildgärst – Grosse Chrinne – First
    Route 18 Grindelwald (Hotel Wetterhorn) – Gleckstein Hut
    Route 19 Grindelwald (Hotel Wetterhorn) – Milchbach – Pfingstegg
    Route 20 Grindelwald (Pfingstegg) – Berghaus Bäregg
    Route 21 Grindelwald (Pfingstegg) – Bäregg – Schreckhorn Hut
    Route 22 Grindelwald – Alpiglen
    Route 23 Grindelwald – Grund – Alpiglen
    Route 24 Alpiglen – Eiger Trail – Eigergletscher – Kleine Scheidegg
    Route 25 Kleine Scheidegg (Eigergletscher) – Eiger Trail – Alpiglen
    Route 26 Grindelwald – Grund – Männlichen
    Route 27 Grindelwald (Berggasthaus Männlichen) – Kleine Scheidegg
    Route 28 Grindelwald (Berggasthaus Männlichen) – Alpiglen – Grund – Grindelwald
    Route 29 Grindelwald – Grund – Kleine Scheidegg – Wengen
    Lauterbrunnental
    Route 30 Isenfluh – Sulsseeli – Suls-Lobhorn Hut
    Route 31 Isenfluh – Bällehöchst – Saxeten
    Route 32 Isenfluh – Soustal – Grütschalp
    Route 33 Lauterbrunnen – Grütschalp
    Route 34 Grütschalp – Mürren
    Route 35 Grütschalp – Mürren – Gimmelwald – Stechelberg
    Route 36 Lauterbrunnen – Stechelberg
    Route 37 Lauterbrunnen – Wengen
    Route 38 Wengen – Leiterhorn – Burglauenen
    Route 39 Wengen (Männlichen) – Wengen
    Route 40 Wengen (Männlichen) – Kleine Scheidegg – Wengernalp – Wengen
    Route 41 Wengen – Wengernalp
    Route 42 Wengen (Eigergletscher) – Prechalp – Trümmelbach – Lauterbrunnen
    Route 43 Stechelberg – Rottal Hut
    Route 44 Stechelberg – Obersteinberg
    Route 45 Stechelberg – Obersteinberg – Stechelberg
    Route 46 Obersteinberg – Oberhornsee
    Route 47 Obersteinberg – Schmadri Hut – Stechelberg
    Route 48 Obersteinberg – Tanzbödeli – Stechelberg
    Route 49 Gimmelwald – Sefinental – Tanzbödeli
    Route 50 Gimmelwald – Sefinental – Rotstock Hut
    Route 51 Gimmelwald – Sefinental – Oberberg – Mürren
    Route 52 Mürren (Allmendhubel) – Suppenalp – Mürren
    Route 53 Mürren – Suppenalp – Rotstock Hut – Mürren
    Route 54 Mürren – Spielbodenalp – Sprütz – Gimmelwald – Mürren
    Route 55 Mürren – Schilthorn Hut – Schilthorn
    Route 56 Mürren (Rotstock Hut) – Schilthorn
    Route 57 Mürren (Schilthorn) – Schiltalp – Blumental – Mürren
    Route 58 Mürren – Grütschalp – Mürren
    Route 59 Mürren – Sefinenfurke – Griesalp
    Kiental
    Route 60 Reichenbach – Engelgiess – Kiental
    Route 61 Reichenbach – Gehrihorn
    Route 62 Kiental (Ramslauenen) – Chüeweid – Aris – Kiental
    Route 63 Kiental – Aris – Frutigen
    Route 64 Kiental – Kilchfluh Pass – Grütschalp
    Route 65 Griesalp – Golderli – Tschingelsee – Pochtenfall – Griesalp
    Route 66 Griesalp – Hohtürli – Blüemlisalp Hut
    Route 67 Griesalp – Hohtürli – Kandersteg
    Kandertal
    Route 68 Kandersteg (Öeschinen chairlift) – Öeschinensee
    Route 69 Kandersteg – Hohtürli – Blüemlisalp Hut
    Route 70 Kandersteg – Öeschinensee – Fründen Hut
    Route 71 Kandersteg – Doldenhorn Hut
    Route 72 Kandersteg (Selden) – Kanderfirn
    Route 73 Kandersteg (Selden) – Kandersteg
    Route 74 Kandersteg (Selden) – Mutthorn Hut – Petersgrat – Fafleralp/Lötschental
    Route 75 Kandersteg (Selden) – Lötschenpass – Ferden/Lötschental
    Route 76 Kandersteg – Gasterntal – Balmhorn Hut
    Route 77 Kandersteg – Sunnbüel – Gemmipass
    Route 78 Kandersteg – Sunnbüel – Lämmeren Hut
    Route 79 Kandersteg (Allmenalp) – Usser Üschene – Kandersteg
    Route 80 Kandersteg (Allmenalp) – First – Stand – Kandersteg
    Route 81 Kandersteg – Bunderchrinde – Adelboden
    Route 82 Kandersteg – Schedelsgrättli – Artelengrat – Engstligenalp
    Engstligental
    Route 83 Adelboden – Engstligenalp
    Route 84 Adelboden – Unter dem Berg – Hinterberg – Engstligenalp
    Route 85 Adelboden (Engstligenalp) – Ammertenpass – Lenk
    Route 86 Adelboden (Engstligenalp) – Ammertenpass – Iffigenalp
    Route 87 Adelboden – Hahnenmoos – Lenk
    Ober Simmental
    Route 88 Lenk (Büelberg) – Hahnenmoos – Pommernpass – Oberried
    Route 89 Lenk (Iffigenalp) – Iffigsee
    Route 90 Lenk (Iffigenalp) – Iffigsee – Iffighorn
    Route 91 Lenk (Iffigenalp) – Iffigsee – Wildhorn Hut
    Route 92 Wildhorn Hut – Chüetungel – Gelten Hut
    Route 93 Lenk (Leiterli) – Tungelpass – Wildhorn Hut – Iffigenalp
    Route 94 Lenk (Leiterli) – Tungelpass – Pöschenried – Lenk
    Route 95 Lenk (Leiterli) – Trüttlisberg Pass – Lauenen
    Route 96 Lenk – Trüttlisberg Pass – Lauenen
    Route 97 Lenk – Trüttlisberg Pass – Turbachal – Gstaad
    Lauenental
    Route 98 Lauenen – Lauenensee
    Route 99 Lauenen – Geltenschuss – Gelten Hut
    Route 100 Gelten Hut – Chüetungel – Lauenen
    Route 101 Lauenen – Krinnen Pass – Gsteig
    Route 102 Lauenen – Höhi Wispile – Gstaad
    Saanental
    Route 103 Gsteig – Krinnen Pass – Hinderi Wispile – Gsteig
    Route 104 Gsteig – Blattipass – Col du Pillon
    Route 105 Gsteig – Blattipass – Arnensee – Feutersoey
    Route 106 Col du Pillon – Lac Retaud – Col du Pillon
    Route 107 Col du Pillon – Col de Voré – Seeberg – Feutersoey
    Multi-Day Tours
    Route 108 Oberland Passes
    Route 109 Tour of the Jungfrau Region
    Route 110 Tour of the Wildhorn

    Appendix A Useful contacts
    Appendix B Glossary
    Appendix C Further reading

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Kev Reynolds

Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer. A prolific compiler of guidebooks, his first title for Cicerone Press (Walks & Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978; he has since produced many more titles for the same publisher, with others in the pipeline. A member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild, the Alpine Club and Austrian Alpine Club, his passion for mountains and the countryside remains undiminished after a lifetime's activity, and he regularly travels throughout Britain to share that enthusiasm through his lectures.

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