Hike to Gleckstein hut / August 21st 2022

Route: Grindelwald junction Gleckstein – Chalberwäldli – Ischpfad – Engi – Wetterhornbahn – Glecksteinhütte and back. 9.07 km, 860 hm up, 860 hm down, duration without breaks approx. 5h. Level: medium/intensive


Organised by: Katerina (speaks EN, CZ and a bit of DE) 

About the hike

Summer is at its best and we are here for another hike to the beauty of the Swiss mountains. This time we discover beautiful Berner Oberland, to be precise Gleckstein hut above Grindelwald. The highlight of our tour will be the view of Oberer Grindelwald glacier. 


We meet around 10:30 on Sunday morning at the bus stop Gleckstein from where we begin our ascent to the hut. The mountain path takes us to the top station of the very first cable car operating in Switzerland. Rounding the corner the path leads initially down into the glacial valley. The air gets colder but the views are spectacular; first down upon the remnants of the old retreating glacier and later to the main body of the Oberer Grindelwald Glacier, suspended impressively beside you as you make the steep final climb to the hut. If we have time and energy, we can extend our hike to Chrinnenhorn. 


Please note that this hike is relatively challenging as we will be covering 850 vertical meters in about 5 kilometers. Previous experience with hiking and medium fitness level is required so does hiking boots – no sneakers. Thanks to the narrow path along the way, you should not be afraid of heights. 


You can find all the info about the tour below or on our Komoot profile – and if you send us an email with your first and last name to hello@swissmountaingirls.ch, we’ll even give you a Komoot Region Pack of your choice!


How to sign up

To register, please send an email to katerina@swissmountaingirls.ch. We will send you more information before the event about meeting point and co. The places are limited to max. 15 persons.


IMPORTANT: It can always happen that something unforeseen happens. If you can’t make it, please let us know by August 19th at the latest so we can give others a chance to join us. Participants who cancel at shorter notice will be excluded from future events – we really want to give everyone the chance to come along. We strive to offer our events free of charge and invest a lot of our free time into these events (we all work on a voluntary basis), but unfortunately saw a lot of no-shows/no-answers or super short term cancellations in the last years which is demotivating to the organizers. Thus we had to set up this rule.


Disclaimer / please note

The hike is free of charge, but our organizers are always happy to receive a small tip via TWINT for their volunteer work (organizing a hike takes about three days). The number for twinting will be announced after registration. Food and drinks are not included in our hikes, please bring them yourself. Participation is at your own risk and responsibility, as we are only a volunteer community of friends and not an official tour provider. You will therefore be asked to sign a disclaimer at the event. You can also find more info in our FAQ.

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