10 routes · Alpine Climbing · Hiking
Approach to the Oberalestch Hut
A lift-assisted walk, finishing up a balcony path high above the Oberaletsch glacier
- 9.8 km
- 899 m
- 360 m
- 3-4 hrs
- Low Point
- 2 km
- High Point
- 2.7 km
From the cable car terminus head NE on the good track to the Belalp Hotel. From here the path goes down steeply, traversing the hillside, then rising to a path split at about 2050m. Ignore the path going straight up the moraine spur and continue to traverse over another spur, then dropping to the glacial outflow torrent and a bridge at 2132m. Follow the path up the moraine spur the far side then some zig zags up to about 2600m. From here the path broadly traverses horizontally to the NW, across steep sunny slopes far above the glacier, to arrive at the hut on an obvious spur. It is an excellent spot to relax in the afternoon and see the sun set from in the evening.
Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.
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