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Simplonpass - Glishorn - Brig

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  • Gipfel Glishorn
    / Gipfel Glishorn
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Gipfel Glishorn
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  • / Glishorn
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  • / Steinböcke am Glishorn
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  • / Majestätisch
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  • / Steiböcke unterwegs
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  • / Die Wanderung führt über den Grat
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  • / Steinadler Simplonpass
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  • / Steinadler Simplonpass
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  • / Steinadler Simplonpass
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  • / Wegweiser Glishorn
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  • / Hopsche
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  • / Rhonetal Richtung Westen
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  • / Brig vom Glishorn aus
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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.
difficult
Distance 17.7 km
7:00 h
789 m
2,125 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.

Author’s recommendation

On the Glishorn there is a summit book where you can realize yourself and write down your mountain greetings.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 23, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
2,524 m
Lowest point
672 m
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Rest Stop

Herberge Hospiz Simplon
Hotel Simplon-Blick

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

Further information can be found at www.brig-simplon.ch

If you are tired of hiking, you can take the local bus from Glis to Brig.

Start

Simplonpass, Kulm post bus stop (2,002 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'676E 1'122'252N
DD
46.250149, 8.030927
DMS
46°15'00.5"N 8°01'51.3"E
UTM
32T 425301 5122297
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Simplonpass - Hopsche - Undre Rossusee - Lengritz - Glishorn - Mattustafel - Schratt - Holzji - Brig

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Simplon Pass can be reached by post bus from Brig.

Getting there

By post car from Brig.

Parking

Parking is available in Brig and Simplonpass.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'676E 1'122'252N
DD
46.250149, 8.030927
DMS
46°15'00.5"N 8°01'51.3"E
UTM
32T 425301 5122297
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist offices in Brig and Simplon.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.7 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
789 m
Descent
2,125 m
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