Aletsch Glacier - UNESCO glacier walk

Aletsch Glacier - UNESCO glacier walk

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lpj0508
lpj0508
2 posts
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Feb 17, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can help advise. I'm considering going to Riederalp for a few days in Jun in order to go for the UNESCO glacier walk (www.aletscharena.ch/sp orts-summer/glacier-walks/guided-walks/). In their write-up (reproduced below), it states that the walk is for children 6 and above. As I have a child who's only turning 6 in Jul, I'm wondering if she will be allowed to go for the walk. If not, then it's pointless for us to go there. I've tried emailing to info@aletscharena.ch but did not get any reply.

Any kind soul able to advise? If any of my family cannot go for this, I think i'll just skip Riederalp and go somewhere else.

Thanks,

PJ

UNESCO glacier walk
From Moosfluh through the Aletsch Forest to the “Katzenlöcher”. This is where the glacier experience begins. During the 2-hourhike, well secured, you learn some fascinating facts about the 23 km-long Great Aletsch Glacier and its history.
Route: Moosfluh– Aletsch Forest – Great Aletsch Glacier
Meeting point: 9:15 h, Moosfluh base station
Group size: at least 6 persons
Suitable for: adults and children aged 6 or over
Prices: adults CHF 60, children CHF 40. Does not include cable car, includes small crampons
Sign up by 17 h on the Tuesday at Infocenter Aletsch Arena AG | info@aletscharena.ch | +41 27 928 58 58

Lucas
Lucas
647 posts
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Feb 17, 2017 - 5:41 PM in reply to lpj0508

Hi lpjo508 and welcome to MySwissAlps!

I don't believe anyone will stop you and your child if they are under 6. It is a suggestion that young children may not be up to the walk/hike duration or difficulty perhaps. It really does depend on the child as much as the age I think.

Another member who has done this hike/walk may be able to offer more specific insight on the walk.

Regards,
Lucas

Arno
Arno
8314 posts
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Feb 17, 2017 - 6:20 PM in reply to lpj0508

Hi lpjo508,

I haven't done this specific tour, but I have hiked in the area. I would not skip Riederalp if your child can't join this tour. I'd go in any case and ask about taking the child before booking. If they really don't allow it there are plenty of options to walk along (not on) the glacier on your own. You won't miss any of the scenery.

lpj0508
lpj0508
2 posts
new member
Feb 17, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Thanks Lucas and Arno!

As I was searching in this forum for information regarding the guided walk before I posted, I read about other walks in this area which are stunning and tempting so yes, even if we can't do the walk, we should still visit the place.

PJ

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