How long to walk to Monchhutte?

How long to walk to Monchhutte?

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0321recon
0321recon
13 posts
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Apr 17, 2012 - 3:20 PM
When taking the train to Jungfraujoch, then how long to walk to and return from Monchhutte? Assume same day walk. It looks like the maximum stay for the day is under 4 hours at the top, between the station and the hut?
kim11
kim11
320 posts
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Apr 18, 2012 - 12:48 AM
>how long to walk to and return from Monchhutte<

Depending on your fitness level and ability to deal with high altitude it will take anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours roundtrip. You will want to spend at least 30 minutes once out there to have a hot drink and take in the views. I assume you know it is a walk across a snowfield atop a permanent glacier? You will need good hiking shoes.

>It looks like the maximum stay for the day is under 4 hours at the top, between the station and the hut<

You can stay up top as long as you want, just don't miss the last train down!
0321recon
0321recon
13 posts
new member
Apr 18, 2012 - 1:04 AM
Thanks Kim, I am thinking of climbing the Monch and having my wife stay at the hut. Go up one day come back the next. I'll get a guide if I climb. If we just go for the day your info helps.
magentaspeaker
magentaspeaker
30 posts
active member
Jun 2, 2012 - 10:30 PM
If I am on Switzerland for a week, should I go to the Aletsch Glacier and Jungfraujoch/ Monchhutte or would that be redundant for a weeks stay? If I only did one, which would you recommend?

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