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Distance

11.45 mi

Elevation gain

4,734 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

5,623 ft

Max elevation

9,749 ft

Trailrank

44

Min elevation

4,159 ft

Trail type

One Way
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  • Photo of MURREN-SCHILTHORN (PIZ GLORIA)-ROTE HARD-GIMMELWALD
  • Photo of MURREN-SCHILTHORN (PIZ GLORIA)-ROTE HARD-GIMMELWALD
  • Photo of MURREN-SCHILTHORN (PIZ GLORIA)-ROTE HARD-GIMMELWALD

Time

8 hours 21 minutes

Coordinates

2199

Uploaded

July 20, 2017

Recorded

July 2017
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9,749 ft
4,159 ft
11.45 mi

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near Mürren, Canton de Berne (Switzerland)

This hike is a wonderful experience but always look for weather conditions and start very early!
Some tips and tricks to share:

1- There are many trails and different routes to reach Schilthorn. If you are going by car, you have to park it at "Stechelberg" (Schilthornbahn). There is a big car park there (10 CHF per day). Gimelwald and Murren towns are Car-free towns so you can't park there!

2- From Stechelberg, you can start hiking from there to Gimelwald then Murren then up to Schilthorn but this will take lot of time. I recommend you take the cable car from Stechelberg to Murren and start your hike from there.

3- Do this trail anti-clockwise like we did because the ascent is less steep this way and you have nicer views up and down

4- I rated the trail difficult for novice hikers (It's easy for experienced hikers). The final ascent to Schilthorn is tricky and narrow. Watch your steps and don't get distracted. There are ropes you can use just to feel safe (This can help you mentally but you don't really need them!). If you are afraid from heights, you can have some tough moments! The trail from Schilthorn to Rote-Hard is steep and you have lot of ropes for security. Go slow and watch your steps. That's why they name it "The thrill walk". This trail is definitely not for Kids!

5- If the weather changes while you are hiking, find the nearest cable car station and go back safe. The fog can be heavy and the walk will become very dangerous. On a beautiful sunny day, the weather changed suddenly in the afternoon and we've been caught in a storm with heavy rains but we were already at "Rotstock-Hutte".

6- On your way back, you can go back to Murren or Gimelwald (like we did) and then take the cable car down to Stechelberg. If you still have some time (and knees not hurting!), you can continue the descent all the way down to Stechelberg before reaching Gimelwald.

7- This trail is very well-maintained and you have signs for almost every step you make!

Enjoy this amazing part of the world and Stay safe!
Waypoint

CABLE CAR

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DOWN TO MURREN

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GIMELWALD

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LEFT TO MURREN

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LEFT TO MURREN2

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MEMORIAL PLAQUE

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MURREN

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NARROW PATH

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ROCKY TRAIL

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ROTSTOCK-HUTTE

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SCHILTHORN

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SCHILTHORNHUTTE

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SMALL RIVER CROSSING

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STAIRS

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TO GIMELWALD

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WALK OF FAME

2 comments

  • SteveandMaria Mar 4, 2018

    Thanks for the information. We were in Switzerland a few years ago and going back in August. This is one hike we will do for certain.

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    Rami Rachkidi Mar 4, 2018

    Good luck! Enjoy it! It's a beautiful one

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