Hallo zäme ich bin seit ein paar Jahren am Jurahöhenweg ;-) da ich immer wieder andere Wanderungen sehe die mir gefallen komme ich nicht weiter , als nächstes habe ich zwar jetzt vor von der Staffelegg zum Hauenstein zu machen, und im August habe ich Ferien da will ich mir mal eine ganze Woche dazu Zeit nehmen,
Hat von euch den ganzen Jurahöhenweg Nr 5 gemacht?
View down on the Bettmerhorn Summit Station from the Bettmerhorn
Hiking across the Bettmerhorn ridge
Heading toward the Elselicka with Eggishorn in the back
Looking back along the ridge from the Elselicka
Descending in the steep parts with help of cables
From Eggishorn, looking back past the Cable car station and the ridge
Concordia Place as viewed from the Eggishorn lookout
Straight North to the Märjelen dam lake and the Fiescher Glacier
Aletsch Glacier as seen from the viewing platform at Bettmerhorn Station
Bettmerhorn - Elselicka - Eggishorn
Published/updated on 03.12.2015 by GabrielleMerk | 12359 points | Tour Date: 18.08.2014 | Favourite Entries (5)
For the sure-footed hiker who isn’t afraid of heights and loves a challenge, this is an unforgettable “Best-of-the-Best” hike!
The 3-hour (alternatively 3.45 hours) tour starts at the summit station of the Bettmerhorn Cable car, just behind the Ice Museum. Before heading up the steep pile of rocks, it might be worth taking a 10-minute detour to the glacier viewing platform, although there are plenty of grandiose views of the Aletsch Glacier and all the Valais 4000m+ mountains from across the ridge. (Look for the Matterhorn!)
The first 20-30 minutes of this blue-white-blue marked alpine trail are straight uphill to the large cross, and then another similar stretch to the highest point of the trail. From there it takes another hour or so across the craggy ridge. Care has to be taken climbing over the boulders, but there are plenty of opportunities to marvel at the 360° views.
Cable handrails provide support on the steep descent to Elselicka, and the rest of the uphill walk to the Eggishorn Summit station is on a solid well-tended trail.
If you haven’t had enough of rocks and boulders by now, you can hike an additional 20 minutes (each way) to the Eggishorn look-out for a direct view onto Concordia Place, the spot where the three feeder glaciers meet and where the ice is about 900 m thick.
** Interesting note on the Aletsch Glacier (at 23 km it is the largest glacier in the Alps): If you melted all the ice from this Glacier you would be able to supply a liter of water to everyone on the earth every day for 6 years....