Eggishorn via ferrata: adventure with cables and hooks

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Eggishorn via ferrata: climbing adventures in the Aletsch Arena

Mid-June – mid-October

Exciting crossings, vertical climbs and amazing views. Eggishorn via ferrata is a unique experience, and although it demands sure-footedness, a head for heights and good general fitness, it is suitable for the less experienced climber: strong iron rungs, cables and rails provide excellent protection. Highlights for the more adventurous spirits can be circumnavigated. Local mountain guides can provide the ideal support.

Tip:
Remember that you are in the mountains! Check the weather forecast, and make sure that you are well-equipped and only set out on the Eggishorn via ferrata in good and settled weather.

Open: Mid-June – mid-October | Please use our summer sports report to find out whether the Eggishorn via ferrata is open.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate, no overhanging sections

Time required: 2 – 3 hours

Elevation: 300 metres

Access from Eggishorn: 15 minutes from Eggishorn cableway top station
Access from Eggishorn: 2 hours from Bettmerhorn cable car along the UNESCO high trail to the "Elsenlücke", then follow the route markings to the starting point.

Emergency exits: After c. 1 hour from the stopping point via vertical route with steel rungs to the Eggishorn, hiking path to the Eggishorn (60-minute ascent) or to Fiescheralp (75-minute descent)

Highlights:

  • Three-cable bridge (40 m)
  • Suspension footbridge (30 m)
  • Death slide (30 m)

Equipment:
Sturdy climbing or walking boots, good mountaineering clothes, waterproofs, gloves, food and drink, first aid kit, sunscreen, mobile phone; climbing equipment (helmet, harness and via ferrata set) can be hired from sports shops

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