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Trailsummit Schreckhorn hut T4

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Schreckhorn hut
  • difficult
  • 10,15 km
  • 2 hours 46 minutes
  • 1613 m
  • 2531 m
  • 986 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

An outstanding summit trail which can also be tackled over 2 days with an overnight stay in the Schreckhorn mountain hut.

This 10.50km trail leads deep into the heart of the Bernese Alps. From the village on foot or by cableway to Pfingstegg, the trail leads from here to the SAC Schreckhornhütte, winding its way up into a glacial valley with majestic views of the surrounding 4000m summits. If the 1773m altitude climb is enough for one day, it’s also possible to stay overnight in the well-equipped Schreckhorn mountain hut and make your descent the next day, providing you with a rare opportunity to experience a high Alpine sunset far above the valley. The trail has some very exposed sections and is therefore recommended only for experienced mountain walkers with appropriate equipment. The Schreckhornhütte caters for guests when the warden is in residence from the beginning of July to the end of September.

General information

Directions

Village – Pfingstegg – Schreckhorn hut

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
  • Exposed sections, good footwork required
Equipment
  • First Aid Kit
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (always carry waterproofs)
  • Drink/food provisions
  • Mobile phone
Tip
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Parking

Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Maps
  • Trail Running map Grindelwald
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