Over 100 routes are described in this guidebook to walking the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, home to the famous Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. Routes for all abilities lead to lesser-known mountains, romantic valleys, lakes, flower-filled meadows and mountain huts. Describes the area from the Haslital in the east to the Col du Pillon in the west.
But there are lesser-known mountains, too, that are just as scenically dramatic, and in their shadow peaceful villages and seemingly forgotten hamlets are lodged in spectacular locations. Add to that the romantic valleys, lakes, flower-filled meadows and a network of mountain huts and rustic inns for those who want to experience the Alps of the Victorian pioneers, and you’ll understand why the Bernese Alps seduce the connoisseur back year after year.
All this, and more, is available to the mountain walker, and this indispensable guide will enable you to explore the very best of the Bernese mountain wonderland.
May to end September is the best weather (but watch out for summer thunderstorms); huts manned in summer months
Grindelwald, Wengen, Lauterbrunnen, Mürren, Adelboden and Kandersteg
Range from walks suitable for families to strenuous routes with scrambling. All walks graded in the guide. Good waymarking.
Views of the Bernese Alps, the Jungfrau, Eiger, Mönch and others; walks to the Schreckhorn and Rottal huts; Schynige Platte to First; Trümmelbach Falls
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01 May 2015
112mm x 172cm
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