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62 Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First

  • Medium
  • The path has been cleared by the authorities for use.
  • Distance15.97km
  • Duration6h 0m
  • Ascent905m
  • Descent722m
This fantastic day trip starts at the Schynige Platte summit station, leads past the mountain huts at Oberberg on its way to the western slope of the Loucherhorn. Continue over the Egg in a gentle...

62 Schynige Platte - Faulhorn - First


Description

This fantastic day trip starts at the Schynige Platte summit station, leads past the mountain huts at Oberberg on its way to the western slope of the Loucherhorn. Continue over the Egg in a gentle ascent along the slope of the Sägissa; below you will see the shimmering Sägistalsee mountain lake. Continue over the Egg in a gentle ascent along the slope of the Sägissa, below you will see the shimmering Lake Sägistalsee. The trail continues to the Männdlenen mountain lodge, ascending continuously to Fulegg and from there along the mountain's southern flank to the Faulhorn summit. It offers a magnificent panoramic view. In the 19th century, the Faulhorn was described as a "ladies' peak" because there are no significant mountaineering skills required to climb it. However, its name ('faul' means 'lazy' in English) has nothing to do with sloth, and reaching the summit does require a good level of physical fitness. 'Faul' or 'ful' is in fact the term used to describe the loose layers of clay and slate from which the mountain is made. The steep yet well-maintained trail descends via Gassenboden to Lake Bachalpsee, which then leads, on a more or less level path, to the Grindelwald-First aerial cableway summit station.

Variants

Variant A: This long hike over the Faulhorn mountain chain can be comfortably divided into two stages. Overnight accommodation is available at the halfway point at the Männdlenen mountain lodge (dormitory accommodation) and after two thirds of the distance at the Faulhorn mountain hotel (rooms and dormitory accommodation).