Haute Route Day 7: Bertol Hut to Schönbielhütte

Total walking time: 9-10 hours, 890m of ascent, 1,400m of descent.

Hiking Severe

Distance
10 km
Ascent
663 m
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
2.6 km
High Point
3.7 km
Gradient
25˚
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Haute Route Day 7: Bertol Hut to Schönbielhütte Map

Description

Starting early from the Bertol hut, climb to the summit of the Tete Blanche (3710m). From here, descend over the spectacular Stockli glacier, after which you have a final short climb to the Schönbielhütte. A long day with some technical ground to cover over rock, ice and large moraine walls. Getting to the end of this long and arduous day of is not the only reward, this the most beautiful stage of the Classic Haute Route, a real jaw-dropper!

Difficulty

Severe

Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

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