Jul 15, 2010 - 2:47 AM
So nice to hear that you are going to take the wonderful hike from Schynige Platte to First and that you succeeded in booking the Faulhorn hotel! Again, the hike can be done in one day, but if you have more time (and you will, spending a night there), you can enjoy the wonderful scenery for a longer period of time! The view changes on every bit of the track - and it stays beautiful.
About clothing: I would always advise to take clothing for warm and cold weather. A fleece is not heavy, dries quickly and will provide warmth if necessary, just an example.
The tips given on this page
are very useful. Bring good shoes (you don't want to do this hike on sneakers) and rainwear! The weather in Switzerland can change very quickly. Good sun glasses are necessary too. As you see, there are no limits to my enthousiasm - this hike, well... I wish you the best weather ever so that you can take a couple of hundred pictures!
If the weather is not good, it's not a very good idea to do this hike. You may walk in clouds all the way, so check the weather forecast before you leave.
The Glacier Express: If I were you I would buy reservations as soon as you can, just to make sure. If you own a Swiss Pass buying reservations is the only thing you will have to do - your Swiss Pass is your ticket.
I really hope you will tell us how your holiday has been!
Have fun and enjoy!