Demanding hike with wonderful views. From the Simplon you climb up to the Glishorn. The summit attracts many hikers with its magnificent view from the steep abyss.
This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed.
Distance 17.7 km
Highest point2,524 m
Lowest point672 m
Challenging hike with a magnificent view of the Rhone Valley and Brig. From the Simplonpass (2005m), which connected the Valais with northern Italy in the Middle Ages, you climb up to the Glishorn (2525m). The summit is rather a flat hilltop and some hikers are attracted by the magnificent view from the steep abyss edge of the summit.
The hike starts on the Simplon Pass in the direction of Nanzlicka. After the "Lengritz" you descend about 200m. Then the ascent to the Glishorn follows.
The descent from Glishorn to Mattustafel is steep, so be careful. It is important not to miss the beginning of the small path approx. 250 metres west of the Glishorn summit. From Mattustafel to Brig, you can either use the wide corridor road or continue down the very steep mountain path to Brig.
Arriving at the destination, one can enjoy the Glishorn, which rises in the south of the city, once again from below.
On the Glishorn there is a summit book where you can realize yourself and write down your mountain greetings.