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Swissann
Swissann
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Jul 22, 2016 - 7:43 AM

We've arrived in Murren and have had two wonderful days of hiking. I have a question on how to visit the huts in Schiltalp where cheeses are made. Rather than hiking the North Face traill, is it possible to hike from the Birg station to Schiltalp and then continue down to Allemendhubel. If so, how easy is it? We like to hike but usually do the easy trails. Thanks for any advice!

Arno
Arno
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Jul 24, 2016 - 10:21 AM

Hi Swissann,

It's definitely possible, although you might as well end your hike in Mürren rather than Allmendhubel. It's quite a descend, hard on the knees! I haven't done that trail so I don't have much details. Here's a map that might help.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Jul 24, 2016 - 4:01 PM in reply to Arno

Hi Arno-

You're right about the knees.

On my first few trips to Switzerland, when I was a lot younger, I found out that a steep 700 meter descent....or even a not so steep one...would have my knees in trouble before I got to the bottom, and, would leave them sore for a few days.

I learned to do my serious downhills after a few easier ones, or else, arrive with my knees already in shape.

Slowpoke

Arno
Arno
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Jul 24, 2016 - 6:18 PM in reply to Slowpoke

Yes indeed. Steep down hill is definitely worse than steep uphill. Hiking poles help, but still ascending is better, if one has the choice.

Swissann
Swissann
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Jul 24, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Thank you all for your sound advice!

Will plan our hikes accordingly!

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