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The Large Aletsch Glacier

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  • The Large Aletsch Glacier
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  • / Fotospot auf dem Eggishorn mit Sicht auf den Aletschgletscher
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  • / Aletschhorn
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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
19.4 km
6:55 h
635 m
1726 m
1.4 km
3:00 h
285 m
145 m
122.7 km
16:49 h
4700 m
4916 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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January 21, 2020
moderate
19.4 km
6:55 h
635 m
1726 m
For hikers with a head for heights: this route features a steep downhill section and crosses the Aspi-Titter suspension bridge.
from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
Via Ferrata · Valais

Eggishorn via ferrata

September 22, 2016
B/C moderate
1.4 km
3:00 h
285 m
145 m
Exciting crossings, vertical climbs and amazing views. Eggishorn via ferrata is a unique experience, and although it demands sure-footedness, a ...
from Valais/Wallis Promotion,   Valais/Wallis Promotion
June 02, 2017
moderate open
14.9 km
5:30 h
233 m
949 m
The Great Aletsch Glacier, landscapes shaped by the perpetual ice, colourful alpine flora and an idyllic glacial lake. Experience glorious nature ...
4
from Aletsch Arena AG,   Aletsch Arena AG
August 02, 2017
difficult open
122.7 km
16:49 h
4700 m
4916 m
The tour is a real challenge for experienced bikers! The mix of tough sections and fascinating nature is much easier if tackled in individual ...
1
from 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
In veertig minuten rijdt de trein door de Lötschbergtunnel van Kandersteg naar Brig. Over ditzelfde traject kun je ook zeven dagen doen: tijdens ...
from Bergsportreizen .nl,   NKBV
June 02, 2017
difficult open
20.6 km
6:30 h
750 m
750 m
Three idyllic mountain lakes and the imposing Great Aletsch Glacier: this fantastic circular hike lets you experience the element of water in a ...
1
from 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
International bekannter Fernwanderweg von Italien über Slowenien, Österreich, Deutschland, Liechtenstein, die Schweiz und Frankreich nach Monaco
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