Question on short hikes to Aletsch Glacier

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crystal
crystal
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Jun 11, 2013 - 12:16 AM
I read the post on short hike to Aletsch Glacier and plan to take train at 9:30 am on July 6 from Zurich to Morel train station. I have some questions:
1) Will I have enough time take the shorter hike from Moosfluch to Aletsch Glacier and back?

Will I have time to take the longer hike?

2) I plan to stay at Brig for the night and take Glacier express to Davos 2nd day.

Should I store my luggage at Morel station or ship it directly to Brig or Davos?

Do I need winter cloth in the area in July?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Lin
Arno
Arno
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Jun 12, 2013 - 12:46 AM
Hi Lin,

I'm sorry, but I am unsure about which post you're referring to and what you mean by having enough time. Is there a time limit for you that day? I would not take along the luggage to Mörel, but ship it to Davos or Brig, wherever you need it first.

Winter clothing is not necessary, but you do need to bring multiple layers so that you can adapt when it gets windy for example. The temperature varies greatly; you can best check the weather forecast that morning to see what to bring. Still you need to be prepared for unexpected weather changes though.
crystal
crystal
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Jun 12, 2013 - 7:45 AM
Hi Arno,

Thanks for answer my questions. For short hikes, I was referring to the following post:

http://www.myswissalps.com/en/forum/topic1827-short-walkhike-to-aletsch-glacier.aspx

It mentioned two hikes: one is 1hr another is 2 hours. Are they one way or round trip?

I only have about 4 hours in the afternoon after arriving in Brig. This will be my 2nd day in Switzerland.

Lin
Arno
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Jun 12, 2013 - 8:09 AM
Hi Lin,

The time estimates mentioned there are one way, without breaks. I would prefer the first hike, and do it in reverse for the best view: Riederalp - Riederfurka - Hohflue - Moosalp (the cable car station is called Moosfluh). From there you can go back to Riederalp with the cable car.
crystal
crystal
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Jun 12, 2013 - 10:26 AM
Hi Arno,
Thanks for the suggestions. I will take the rout you suggested. Another question: If I came from Zurich, which train station should I get off to go to Riederalp?

Lin
Arno
Arno
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Jun 12, 2013 - 10:43 AM
Hi Lin,

From Zurich you'd take a train to Brig, then change to a train to Mörel. From there a cable car goes up to Riederalp. Details are in the timetable.
crystal
crystal
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Jun 12, 2013 - 12:37 PM
Arno, Thanks. Do you have any suggestions for day hikes from Davos? Since I will stay in Davos for a week. -Lin
Annika
Annika
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Jun 14, 2013 - 10:32 AM
Hi Lin. Hiking tips for the Davos region can be found here. These maps may help you select your more routes. You may also consider day trips, for example to the Engadine or to Arosa.

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