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Visiting the Aletsch Glacier at night, possible?

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I am a keen astro photographer and would love to photograph the Aletsch Glacier at night to include the stars. Is it possible to visit any part of the Glacier at night?
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Re: Visiting the Aletsch Glacier at night, possible?

The best way would probably be to trek up to the Konkordiahütte, an alpine cabin and spend the night there:

http://www.konkordiahuette.ch
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Hello all,

I am a keen astro photographer and would love to photograph the Aletsch Glacier at night to include the stars. Is it possible to visit any part of the Glacier at night?
That sounds spectacular! If you are able to do so, I think many of us here would love to see a photo or two (I know I would). Good luck!
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Re: Visiting the Aletsch Glacier at night, possible?

Just doing some research and I saw you can walk to the Aletsch Glacier within 30-minute walk from Riederal. Is this true? Or only possible in summer?
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Just doing some research and I saw you can walk to the Aletsch Glacier within 30-minute walk from Riederal. Is this true? Or only possible in summer?
Yes, there's a few villages fairly high up incl. Riederalp and Bettmeralp. These are serviced till quite late in the summer (a quick check on the SBB website shows the last cable cart going up at 2315/down at 2325.

Also look at staying at the Gletscherstube Marjelen, you get a good view up and down the Aletsch glacer there as well, and easier to get to than Konkordiahutte.
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Re: Visiting the Aletsch Glacier at night, possible?

Aletsch Glacier is on my photography expedition list as well ..can you post an update if you figure out the details.
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Just doing some research and I saw you can walk to the Aletsch Glacier within 30-minute walk from Riederal. Is this true? Or only possible in summer?
Snow shoes?

In Summer it is less than an hour from Bettmeralp.
http://map.wanderland.ch/?layers=Wan...989209&lang=en
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