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Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:07 AM

Hello,

is it safe to hike Charles Kounen suspension bridge around this time in the rain (Nov 2019)?

We’re here in Interlaken and would like to travel to Randa to do the hike.

Thanks!

Sunnie

Steph
Steph
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:44 AM in reply to Sunnieandles

Hi Sunnie,

I find different information on different pages regarding the Charles Kuonen suspension bridge, one page says it closes end of October, the other one says the circle walk from Randa over the bridge is open.
- www.zermatt.ch/en/Medi a/Attractions/The-Charles-Kuonen-Suspension-Bridge
- www.randa.ch/en/touris m/the-charles-kuonen-suspension-bridge-on-the-europaweg/

Maybe the best idea would be to ask locally or try to contact the local authorities by phone e.g.
- www.myswissalps.com/ze rmatt

Fingers crossed you'll be able to visit the bridge!

Best,
Steph

ps: DO let us know if you find out more! Thx.

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:52 AM in reply to Steph

I will let you know. Thanks for your quick reply Steph!

Sunnie

Steph
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Nov 4, 2019 - 6:59 AM in reply to Sunnieandles

You're welcome! Sorry to not have any more detailed information at hand and THX already now for the update.

Best,
Steph

Virgingorda
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Nov 4, 2019 - 2:24 PM

Try to contact Randa's TI office. They were very helpful and had tons of info on the hike. We stayed in Randa one night but too bad didn't have enough time to do this hike.

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 4, 2019 - 4:24 PM in reply to Virgingorda

Thanks!

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Hello everyone,

Charles Kounen suspension bridge is open! We just hiked it yesterday and it was such a gorgeous hike. The Europaweg hike is closed but the bridge is open. The top of the mountain is covered in snow but the path is still very visible- the bridge had some snow on it but not totally covered. I believe if you hike the next few days, you’ll be okay. We hiked without trekking poles and they were doable- we did have good hiking boots though. It was really cold and windy in the middle of the bridge so bring layers. We felt very safe going through the bridge- maybe a little bit of rain and snow going up but we did not get soaked at all. Have fun!

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Nov 6, 2019 - 10:15 AM in reply to Sunnieandles

Post some photos! 😎

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 10:38 AM

I will- photos are not loading right now- sorry...

Ildiko
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Nov 6, 2019 - 12:40 PM in reply to Sunnieandles

Hi Sunnieandles,

thanks for the report, I would like to see some photos too.

Do you have technical issues? Try to upload pictures smaller than 1 Mb, it should work. Do you get any error messages?

Thanks

Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:06 PM in reply to Ildiko

Yes I was getting error messages...

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:07 PM

Here’s one...

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Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:08 PM

One more

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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Another...

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Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:10 PM

And another...

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Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Short video...

Sunnieandles
Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 1:13 PM in reply to Sunnieandles

Sorry- file too big too...

Ildiko
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Nov 6, 2019 - 5:36 PM

Oh, it was very beautiful! Thank you for the pictures. :)

Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 8:18 PM

You’re welcome! And I did forget to mention that the hike up itself was gorgeous! Different shades of brown and yellow and then trees covered in snow the more you get to the top- it was really glorious! From the bridge you can see snow on one side and then more of the fall colors on the other side- truly amazing!

Sunnieandles
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Nov 6, 2019 - 8:19 PM in reply to Sunnieandles

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