Footwear/clothing advice for hiking around Wengen

Footwear/clothing advice for hiking around Wengen

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robbyb22
robbyb22
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Jun 18, 2018 - 10:22 AM

Hi

We have a weekend in Wengen in mid July. Our plan is to do the Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg hike on one day and then get the train up to Jungfraujoch (weather permitting). Day 2 we will do the Lauterbrunnen-Stechelberg walk and maybe head on to Murren.

I assume July will be very warm, even at altitude? What would people recommend for adequate footwear? I have already own a 3 year old pair of approach/walking shoes but i wanted to buy my wife a pair as a gift. Any recommendations? I assume waterproof is a must; it's whether we need ankle support or not?

Lucas
Lucas
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Jun 18, 2018 - 4:34 PM in reply to robbyb22

Hi Robby,

It really depends on the amount of walking and hiking you will be doing as well as the type of hikes. Are you looking at more difficult hikes or simpler hikes near mountain tops ? Most trails listed as "easy" here (https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking) can be done without special hiking shoes (especially the shorter trips). But you'll be more comfortable and less liklely to slip wearing some type of hiking shoe or boot.

I always prefer to have some ankle support regardless of the trail.

As for weather, it typically drops 1 degree (C) per 100 meter gain in elevation. Lauterbrunnen is around 25 degrees C this week at 800m. Go up to 2000 meters (https://www.myswissalp s.com/hiking/maennlich en-kleinescheidegg) and it is probably 13-15 degrees. Jungfraujoch is another 1000 meters higher than that (currently 5 degrees).

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