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Trailsummit Schwarzhorn T2

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Schwarzhorn
  • difficult
  • 20,43 km
  • 4 hours 52 minutes
  • 2035 m
  • 2924 m
  • 1035 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 80 / 100

best season

Technical summit trail to Schwarzhorn, with via ferrata optional.

This 16.8km summit trail can be shortened by taking the cableway to First from where a technical trail leads to the Schwarzhorn. Here there is the option to tackle climbing the via ferrata if you have the necessary safety equipment (helmet, harness and via ferrata set, protective gloves). The trail has repeatedly exposed sections and is recommended only for experienced mountain walkers equipped with the appropriate gear. The route is only accessible in good, stable weather.

General information

Directions

Village - Schwarzhorn

Safety Guidelines
  • Danger of overflowing waterways in heavy rainfall
  • Mind snow patches in spring
  • Exposed route sections
  • Caution advised in thunderstorms
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
Additional Information

Weather

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