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The Large Aletsch Glacier

Glacier · Wallis
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  • The Large Aletsch Glacier
    / The Large Aletsch Glacier
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  • Fotospot auf dem Eggishorn mit Sicht auf den Aletschgletscher
    / Fotospot auf dem Eggishorn mit Sicht auf den Aletschgletscher
    Photo: Fabian Röthlisberger, Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • Aletschhorn
    / Aletschhorn
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Map / The Large Aletsch Glacier

With an unbelievable 27 billion tons of ice, the Large Aletsch Glacier is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site and is the Alps' mightiest ice flow. It is easily accessible and is ideally situated for extensive hikes, winter sports and special nature excursions. The entire region is a habitat for many rare animal and plant species. Innumerable vantage points offer a good view of the glacier, such as the Bettmerhorn above Bettmeralp. Eggishorn, which can also be reached via cable car from Fiesch via cable car, offers a magnificent view of the winding upper part of the large glacier. Beautiful Lake Märjelen, which is fed by glacial meltwater, lies at the base of the ice flow.
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Updated: April 25, 2018

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Name
Distance
Duration
Ascent
Descent
Via Ferrata
2.3 km
2:15 h
285 m
291 m
Mountain Bike
131.1 km
22:15 h
4700 m
5380 m
89.3 km
30:58 h
4741 m
5241 m
2563.3 km
970:00 h
175000 m
175000 m
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Via Ferrata · Wallis

Eggishorn via ferrata

September 22, 2016
B/C moderate
2.3 km
2:15 h
285 m
291 m
by Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 02, 2017
moderate closed
15 km
5:30 h
185 m
900 m
3
by Aletsch Arena AG,   Aletsch Arena AG
August 02, 2017
difficult closed
131.1 km
22:15 h
4700 m
5380 m
1
by Aletsch Arena AG,   Aletsch Arena AG
Alpine Tour · Bernese Oberland

Aletsch Konkordia gletsjertocht

September 15, 2017
89.3 km
30:58 h
4741 m
5241 m
by Bergsportreizen .nl,   NKBV
June 02, 2017
difficult closed
20.6 km
6:30 h
750 m
750 m
1
by Aletsch Arena AG,   Aletsch Arena AG
Long Distance Hiking

Via Alpina – Roter Weg

July 17, 2018
difficult closed
2563.3 km
970:00 h
175000 m
175000 m
by Svenja Rödig,   Outdooractive Editors
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