Saturday 21 August 2010

Aletsch revisited

Having spent 6 days ski touring across the upper parts of the Aletsch glacier this spring, it was great to come back in summer and view the whole thing from a different angle.
From Brig the Furkastrasse passes through several villages from where cable cars reach the many walks with views over the Aletsch. You can buy a walker's lift pass for the day, but it's a slight mystery that there's not better info online giving the options available to you. After all, this is one of the country's absolute highlights - definitely up there with viewing the Eiger or the Matterhorn, but without being as commercialised (which probably explains the lack of information). The best of it is that the crowds dwindle rapidly once you leave the restaurant/bar/view points and hit the trail.

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