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Blanka
Blanka
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Aug 20, 2019 - 10:07 AM

Hi all, greetings from rainy Wengen today! I am planning the recommended hike of First to Schynigge Platte for tomorrow on my own and have found already the detailed route among earlier posts, however I understand this can be done in both directions. Can I ask which is recommended for better views or what would be the main difference beside the obvious of hiking up or down? :) Planning to leave early morning to have sufficient time for return. Many thanks for your help!

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Aug 21, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Hi Blanka and welcome to the MySwissAlps Forum!

I haven't done it but I believe it is wonderful from both direction. The elevation is quite different though, it worth to check, I have attached the elevation graph. If you start from First you will get earlier to the highest point.

Here you'll find the route: www.myswissalps.com/hi king/first-schynigeplatte and some more practical informations about hiking in Switzerland: www.myswissalps.com/hi king.

These can be also useful for you:

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kim11
kim11
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Aug 21, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Hi Blanka, I hope the weather is cooperating with you today!

I've done this hike probably 15 times, in both directions. My strong preference is SP to First. I find the opposite direction to have too much tedious downhill trekking. It's pretty much all downhill after you reach Faulhorn which is quite early in the going. This is just my opinion as I prefer hiking up rather than down.

Blanka
Blanka
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Aug 21, 2019 - 4:45 PM in reply to kim11

Thank you, Kim, yes, weather was great for Schilthorn today😊 I appreciate your advice, found your earlier document on Wengen, so this helped to decide for SP to First direction. Very useful guide, thankful for it! Warm regards, Blanka

Last modified on Aug 21, 2019 - 4:46 PM by Blanka
Blanka
Blanka
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Aug 21, 2019 - 4:46 PM in reply to Ildiko

Köszönöm szépen, Ildikó!😊

ed
ed
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Aug 21, 2019 - 4:50 PM

Check the times for the last train from Schynigge Platte down to Zweisimmen and the time for the last gondola down First to Grindelwald.

kim11
kim11
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Aug 21, 2019 - 5:00 PM

I believe ed meant SP to Wilderswil, not Zweisimmen

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Aug 22, 2019 - 2:43 PM in reply to Blanka

:) Szívesen. / You're welcome.

Hope you had a great hike today. We would be glad to read your experiences if you would like to share it after you holiday in the Trip Reports part of the forum: www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/tripreports

Last modified on Aug 22, 2019 - 5:15 PM by Ildiko

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