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: Please note the current status in the summer sports report


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.

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)


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

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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