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tbuff7655436
tbuff7655436
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Aug 31, 2022 - 7:34 PM

I was planning to hiking the Mountain View Trail. It starts at Station Grütschalp and ends in Allmendhubel. Has anyone done it in the reverse direction - from Allmendhubel to Grütschalp? I'm tempted to take it in the reverse direction as there is a descent of about 500m (whereas it's an ascent from Grütschalp to Allmendhubel). What's your opinion on this?

1960man
1960man
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Aug 31, 2022 - 11:20 PM in reply to tbuff7655436

I don't think it makes a great deal of difference. It is worth remembering that descending steeply can be harder on the legs than ascending steeply.

Mschwalbe
Mschwalbe
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Sep 1, 2022 - 2:39 AM in reply to tbuff7655436

Hi! As you walk from Grûtschalp towards Allmendhuble, the spectacular view of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau are always in front of you. On a clear day, this is breathtaking!! Of course, walking it in the other direction just means that you have to turn your head a little. It remains a beautiful walk.

Ildiko
Ildiko
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Sep 1, 2022 - 9:25 AM in reply to tbuff7655436

Hi tbuff7655436,

We walked from Grütschalp to Mürren, and I do not recall big ascents (we walked with kid, 5-6 years old and it was OK for him). Read more about this route here: www.myswissalps.com/hiking/gruetschalp-muerren.

The panorama was amazing, for sure. :)

Ildiko

MarieD
MarieD
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Sep 2, 2022 - 7:38 PM in reply to tbuff7655436

It is funny to see this thread because I just walked from Allmendhubel to Grutschalp today! The entire time we stated thank goodness we did not walk this in reverse. It is down hill and steep in parts. It was beautiful. It took us about 1.5 hr.

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1960man
1960man
4086 posts
expert
Sep 2, 2022 - 11:34 PM in reply to Ildiko

Yes, but that sounds like the not too steeply graded route paralleling the railway, which is not the Mountain View trail.

Lyssa
Lyssa
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Sep 5, 2022 - 6:16 AM

I prefer hiking from Grütschalp to Allmendhubel since the mountains are always in view going this way. Yes, there is a very steep ascent as you begin hiking from Grütschalp, another at the end as you approach the Allmendhubel - but the rest is more gentle ups and downs with some fairly flat stretches, too, including a beautiful meadow full of wildflowers if you're there in June/early-mid July. Either direction will be well worth the effort!

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Anna
Anna
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Sep 5, 2022 - 6:55 AM

Thanks MarieD and Lyssa for your input and beautiful pictures.

Best,

Anna

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