Jul 22, 2012 - 5:28 PM
I am considering this tour (http://jungfrauregion.ch/cmsfiles/huettentrecking_en_2.pdf
) with my two sons for next summer. One will be 13, and the other 9-1/2, and they're both pretty athletic. We've done *some* hut-to-hut hiking (classic presidential traverse in the White Mountains of NH), but this looks a bit more challenging. I've read that it's rated "T2" and I've read the description of that classification, but I still am wondering if this will be too ambitious for us.
For example, I've never used a via ferrata system, and I have never used ropes while hiking.
I've tried to find more detailed descriptions on-line, but can't ...
Has anyone done this with children of this age? Are children commonly making this trek? Are the trails reasonable enough that there's little chance of getting lost if we're reasonably careful? General comments about this trek or hut-to-hut hiking with children of this age? Any advice would be great.
I am particularly considering this hike because we've visited the Lauterbrunnen valley many times and are planning on going back next summer, and so I am particularly considering this trip.