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Via ferrata on Eggishorn

  • medium
  • 1,36 km
  • 3 hours
  • 145 m
  • 2869 m
  • 2724 m
  • 80 / 100
  • 40 / 100
  • open
  • start: Eggishorn, top station of aerial cable car
  • destination: Eggishorn, top station of aerial cable car

The starting point of this tour is the mountain station of the Eggishorn cable car. Hike downhill to the Elsenlücke (ca. 30 mins) and continue to the start of the via ferrata. The route, which can also be tackled by those with relatively little via ferrata experience, leads across easy-to-grip surfaces and impressive rock formations. There are wonderful views of the sunny plateau throughout. Sturdy iron rungs make steep passages more manageable, while cables and railings mean you’re well secured even in the easier sections. Highlights include a Nepalese bridge (40m), a suspension bridge (30m) and a zip line (30m). The latter can only be tackled with a mountain guide, but it’s possible to skip it. After two hours of climbing and 305 metres of altitude difference, you’ll find yourself back at the starting point.

Difficulty: easy to medium (K2 – K3), no overhanging sections.
Tip: There’s an emergency exit after the first hour of climbing, just in case you feel like breaking off the tour.

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  • Hiking Trail (53%)
  • Path (4%)
  • Fixed Rope Route (43%)

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