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Bernese Oberland Tour: Ebnefluh to Loetschental

Day 6: Ebnefluh, 3962m followed by a 2000m descent down the Loetschental

Ski Touring Difficult

22 km
753 m
2.4 km
7-8 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
3.9 km
Bernese Oberland Tour: Ebnefluh to Loetschental Map

This is a popular ski touring route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features high exposure (e3) and is typically done between March and June. From a low point of 1.5 km to the maximum altitude of 3.9 km, the route covers 22 km, 753 vertical metres of ascent and 2441 vertical metres of descent. It's graded 2.3 and Labande grade 3. You'll need rope, skins, ice axe, crampons and glacier kit to complete it safely.


Our high starting point allows a relatively small amount of skinning followed by a large descent.



Serious gradient of 30-38 degrees where a real risk of slipping exists.

High Exposure (E3)

3 out of 4

In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

between March and June

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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