Jul 9, 2012 - 6:30 AM
Hi K2AK2A, and welcome to the forum. Don't worry, all questions will be answered within a few days. Great that you live in Zurich and get to spend a week in Bettmeralp! It's a beautiful region with lots of hiking options. I think you should focus on the marked paths near Bettmeralp, Bettmerhorn, Hoosfluh and Moosfluh, Fiescheralp and the Eggishorn. Those marked in yellow and red-white indicate general hiking roots without too much exposure, provided that you take along the right gear and use proper hiking boots. The map you linked to shows pretty much all such routes in this area, including a hiking route up to the Eggishorn. You can combine a couple of shorter routes to achieve a long hike each day. You will manage to work your way around in the area by taking a different starting point each day. If you're not looking for rock climbing, avoid routes marked in blue and white: these are alpine routes.
There are several safe hikes that take you pretty close to the Aletsch glacier. Examples are Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee-Fiescheralp and Bettmeralp-Aletschwald-Riederalp. Tracks close to the Fiescher glacier run between the Eggishorn, Furggulti and Bellwald.
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