Apr 27, 2015 - 3:27 AM
My partner and I will be in Switzerland in late July this summer. We intend to do some hut to hut hiking and are looking for a little advice, particularly about snow levels and routes. This is our current plan for the hike portion:
Day 1. Murren to Gspaltenhorn hut
Day 2: Gspaltenhorn hut to Bluemlisalp hut
Day 3: Bluemlisalp hut to a mountain hotel on Oeschinen Lake
We are both in our late twenties and in decent shape. We've done a teeny bit of backpacking in the past and have completed some pretty sizable day hikes in the past (but zero experience with snow or rock climbing) We have a few questions. I know this is a very specific area we are looking at, but we hope someone will have experienced something similar.
Will we be running into snow with this plan?
Is there anyway to shorten the hike on the first day. On the website for the Gspaltenhorn hut it mentions it takes 2 hours less to hike from the Schilthorn than from Murren. We definitely aren't interested in hiking down the Schilthorn, but what about from Birg or something similar?
Any general advice/itenerary adjustments that you might suggest?
Thank you in advance for any help that you can offer!