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Winter hike Moosfluh - Riederalp

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  • Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
    / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
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  • / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
    Photo: Aletsch Arena AG
  • / Winterwanderweg Moosfluh - Riederalp
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  • / Winterwanderung von der Moosfluh via Riederfurka zur Riederalp
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  • / Winterwandern Moosfluh - Riederalp
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The Great Aletsch Glacier, the 4000-metre peaks of Valais, Villa Cassel. On this spectacular panoramic winter hike, it’s one highlight after another.
closed
moderate
Distance 5.4 km
2:30 h
6 m
428 m

From Riederalp you take the cable car to Moosfluh, one of the view points in the Aletsch Arena. Enjoy the views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snowcapped peaks of the Valais Alps before heading west down the ridge to Breitebode. From there, the winter hiking trail follows the Härdernagrat up to the mountain station of the Hohfluh ski lift. Panoramic views accompany you into the next section of the route – with the unique natural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage site on your right and the sun-drenched plateau and 4,000-metre peaks of Valais on your left. The path heads down to Riederfurka where you pass alongside the impressive Villa Cassel, which is closed during the winter months. The final stage of the trail is a gentle downhill walk to Riederalp.

 

The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed).

Author’s recommendation

So many fascinating views on a single route. Take advantage of the many opportunities to sit and digest the wealth of sensory impressions!
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Aletsch Arena AG
Update: November 29, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Moosfluh, 2,332 m
Lowest point
Riederalp Mitte, 1,904 m
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Safety information

Winter sports report

 Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. 

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.

  •  Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.

  •  Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.

  •  Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.

  •  Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.

  •  Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.

  •  Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.

  •  Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.

  •  Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Note(s)
The altitude and the route mean that good footwear is absolutely essential for this winter hike. 

Tips and hints

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58
info@aletscharena.ch
www.aletscharena.ch

 

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Start

Moosfluh, station amont du combination lift (2,332 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'646'889E 1'138'469N
DD
46.395950, 8.048288
DMS
46°23'45.4"N 8°02'53.8"E
UTM
32T 426834 5138481
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Destination

Riederalp West

Turn-by-turn directions

Moosfluh - Hohfluh - Riederfurka - Riederalp

From Riederalp you take the cable car to Moosfluh, one of the view points in the Aletsch Arena. Enjoy the views of the Great Aletsch Glacier and the snowcapped peaks of the Valais Alps before heading west down the ridge to Breitebode. From there, the winter hiking trail follows the Härdernagrat up to the mountain station of the Hohfluh ski lift. Panoramic views accompany you into the next section of the route – with the unique natural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage site on your right and the sun-drenched plateau and 4,000-metre peaks of Valais on your left. The path heads down to Riederfurka where you pass alongside the impressive Villa Cassel, which is closed during the winter months. The final stage of the trail is a gentle downhill walk to Riederalp.

 The tour comprises a number of separate sections. Please check the winter sports report for the status (open/closed).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By train from Brig or Oberwald to Mörel-Filet, then on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG). Take the cable car up to Riederalp.

Getting there

Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities. Proceed on foot to the Riederalp cable car (Aletsch Bahnen AG), which takes you up to Riederalp.

Parking

  • Limited parking spaces (charges apply) at Mörel-Filet station. Further parking options are signposted.
  • Large pay multi-storey car parks at the entrance to Mörel-Filet and in the village centre.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'646'889E 1'138'469N
DD
46.395950, 8.048288
DMS
46°23'45.4"N 8°02'53.8"E
UTM
32T 426834 5138481
w3w 
///pints.insurance.resists
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Get a free panoramic map at the cable car stations and info centres of the Aletsch Arena.

Author’s map recommendations

View this tour on SwitzerlandMobility: Tour 840

Equipment

We recommend: 

  •  good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • 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

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Kaj Kusterer
February 28, 2020 · Community
Tourenbericht: https://www.headshaker.de/unit.php?ID=477
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When did you do this route? April 19, 2019
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
6 m
Descent
428 m
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