First - Schwarzhorn - First

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald, First
  • destination: First, Bergstation Gondelbahn Grindelwald-First
  • 8,26 km
  • 5 hours 45 minutes
  • 935 m
  • 2927 m
  • 2079 m
  • 100 / 100

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At 2928 m, the Schwarzhorn is the highest peak on the northern edge of the pre-alpine mountains near Grindelwald. This challenging hike, which is only suitable for sure-footed hikers accustomed to the mountains who do not have vertigo, crosses the mountain path that is well-marked from the Schilthorn. Navigating the uppermost part of the very steep climb is tricky - the ridge between Gemschberg and Schwarzhorn is wide at times but also sometimes very narrow and requires extreme caution. For experienced hikers, the path via Grosse Chrinne and along the western ridge is the optimal ascent to the Schwarzhorn. Those who choose this option get the benefit of an airy climbing atmosphere. Less-experienced climbers can book this tour at the Grindelwald mountain climbing centre which offers the experience twice a week under the expert leadership of a mountain guide. The effort of the climb is rewarded in both cases with an overwhelming panoramic view of central Switzerland, the Bernese Oberland East and the Bernese Alps. This tour is not held in fog and bad weather.

General information


First - Schwarzhorn - First

Safety Guidelines

Im oberen Bereich teilweise ausgesetzter und steiler Pfad. Nach der Hüsler Skala ist die Wanderung bereits als Klettersteig (K1-2) eingestuft. Keine Verpflegungsmöglichkeit während der Wanderung. Nur bei sehr guten Wetterverhältnissen auf den Weg begeben!


Normale Wanderausrüstung, Wanderschuhe mit griffiger Sohle, Wanderstöcke erleichtern den Auf- und Abstieg.

Additional Information

Wanderung 18

(in der gedruckten Sommer Panoramakarte der Jungfraubahnen)


  • Unknown (50%)
  • Hiking Trail (32%)
  • Path (18%)


This tour is presented by: Jungfraubahnen Management AG

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