Feb 20, 2018 - 4:07 AM
in reply to vladisch
A Swiss Adventure, you've picked the right place! The Oberland has some of the best placed huts in Switzerland for hikers.
If you start in Mürren, you could go to the Rotstockhütte, then rather than go to the Obersteinberg, cross the Sefinenfurgge pass and hike to the Gspalthornhütte. If you time it right, it should be open. It opens on the 1st July. Stay a night there before dropping down to Greisalp. From Griesalp you can then climb towards the Blümlissalphütte for a night and continue on towards Kandersteg via Oeschinensee. This route is spectacular but also very strenuous. If you want to make it a bit easier, from Griesalp, take the Post Bus to Reichenbach, then the train to Kandersteg, or you can walk from Griesalp to Kiental, which is on the way, and take the bus from there. You can get to Oeschinensee from Kandersteg.
The normal caveats apply. Everything depends on the weather. It can (and does) snow at any tine of year at these altitudes. In sunny weather watch out for sun burn. Book ahead, I know you wanted somewhere with good views, but with good views come more people and the huts can get booked out. I don't know what the Cell/Mobile/Handy coverage is like, but have the rescue number, just in case. The general number is 112. For helicopter rescue dial 1414.
This map shows the path to Giesalp.
www.edwinwandert.com/w p-content/uploads/2015/0 8/Kartenausschnitt-Gspaltenhornh%C3%BCtte -pdf.pdf
If you prefer a paper map, the topographic maps published by the Bundesamt Für Landestopographie are a marvel. The 1:50000 scale map 'Berner Oberland'. Blatt (sheet) 5004 gives an excellent overview of the Oberland. For more detail, check out the 1:25000 Mürren sheet 1248.
I hope this gives you some ideas. You're going to have a Grand Time!
Last modified on Feb 20, 2018 - 7:17 AM by Chantal