Wengen - Allmend Station & return suggested by Kim

Wengen - Allmend Station & return suggested by Kim

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bally
bally
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Aug 14, 2015 - 1:32 AM

In Kim's very informative "book" on the BO, she mentions a low route where there is a "bail-out" point where you can walk back to Allmend Station and catch a train to Wengen. My question is : what would be the total time to hike this low route? ( Wengen to bailout point down to Allmend Station and hike down to Wengen)

kim11
kim11
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Aug 14, 2015 - 8:55 PM in reply to bally

Hi Bally,

It is hard to say how long it will take to hike the low route without knowing your experience with hiking with lots of vertical ascent. The low route is more scenic but has much steeper sections that the "middle" route -- the route that is the bike trail as well as the route the runners take for the Jungfrau Marathon. It goes right by the Allmend station.

As beautiful as the low route is up to Allmend area, the most fantastic stretch of this hike is past this point, once you round the corner and come face to face with the glaciers and the Jungfrau massif. If you only want to hike a portion of the Wengen to Kleine Scheidegg trail I would take the train from Wengen up to Allmend, then hike the stretch up to Wengernalp where you can catch the train for the final 500 feet of vertical ascent up to Kleine Scheidegg. This is also the easiest stretch of the hike.

bally
bally
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Aug 14, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Kim: thank you so much. Your PDFs have been a goldmine of info in planning our trip to Wengen. Bally

bally
bally
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Aug 14, 2015 - 10:24 PM in reply to bally

Hi Kim: how long would the trail be from Allmend Station to Wengernalp, as you suggest? If we decide to continue on up to Kleine Scheidegg on foot ( instead of the train), how far would that be? PS we are 3 hiking newbies;fit;willing but no experience. have been walking 4 miles 3x per week on CX trails with lots of hills but nothing like I'm seeing in the pix. Thank you again for your assistance. Bally

kim11
kim11
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Aug 14, 2015 - 11:02 PM in reply to bally

I would plan on at least a hour from Allmend to Wengernalp, perhaps 1.5 hours.

The route up from Wengernalp to KS is relatively short but quite steep. Maybe 30 - 45 minutes?

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Aug 15, 2015 - 3:53 PM in reply to bally

<<"PS we are 3 hiking newbies;fit;willing but no experience. have been walking 4 miles 3x per week on CX trails with lots of hills but nothing like I'm seeing in the pix.">>

You should be good to go. Good hiking boots are desirtable. Just keep in mind that you are at relatively high altitude. which may slow you down or cause you to pant a bit. Maybe allow a few extra minutes.

Once you are there inSwitzerlasnd, you will realize that -"Walking is a legitimate form of public transportation". ;-)

And, that a few hills don't slow the Swiss down very much.. Consider the trail signs given in times to be reasonable estimates for people who walk just as fast up and down hills as on level ground. ;-(

Slowpoke

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