Apr 3, 2017 - 12:14 PM
in reply to rarecat
<<"But many hikers say we will be walking with our backs to the view and suggested instead to walk from Mannlichen to Kleine Scheidegg. This means we won't get to Jungfraujoch till mid-afternoon and we are concerned we might not get on the train at Kleine Scheidegg.">>
Those hikers are correct. The hike is made memorable by the way that
the Eiger grows over steadily and continuously you as you gradually approach it.
The attached two (rather old) images will give you an idea of how small the hikers are , compared to the surroundings and the Eiger.
It is easy enough that it has the nickname "The Grannies' Trail."
When? The M->KS trail will not be open until mid-June.
On a typical day in July, the earliest trip to Männlichen from Lauterbrunnen will get you up there at 0816 (depart LB at 0737).
19 minutes layover at Wengen allows time to buy a croissant. Or, eat up top. Walk to KS....allow 2 hours for photography and admiring the scenery. Arrive at KS before 11 AM.
Even on a busy day, that will get you up to JfJ in the early afternoon. Arno or Annika may have a more precise idea of wait times for KS-JFJ, but I recall that they only get really busy (with significant waits) on nice weekends, especially in August.
You can buy a ticket for the Jungfraujoch the day before
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