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Is a visit to Aletsch Glacier in winter possible?

Hey guys,

I read somwhere in the forum that said Aletsch Glacier ist one of the must-sees in Switzerland. Am just wondering if the hiking activities around Egglishorn, Fiesch etc to see the Aletsch suitable for winter weather like now?

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Re: Is a visit to Aletsch Glacier in winter possible?

I used google to search for

aletsch glacier winter hiking

and this was the first hit.

http://www.jungfraubahn.ch/en/deskto.../164_read-643/

But it only runs June to October. Sorry.

This sledge run looks interesting too.

http://www.jungfraubahn.ch/en/deskto...324_read-6205/

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Re: Is a visit to Aletsch Glacier in winter possible?

I went there for a 3 day hike last summer. Definitely a must see.

But I don't think it is safe to hike during winter as it becomes very slippery and inaccessible once you go deep into the woods.
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Re: Is a visit to Aletsch Glacier in winter possible?

In winter ski touring or snow shoeing only!

As everything is covered in snow in winter you won't get a proper feeling for the glacier itself anyway.
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Re: Is a visit to Aletsch Glacier in winter possible?

You can certainly go ski touring on the glacier though I think that it would be better in March-April for the weather, length of daylight and the crevasses should be more filled in. I haven't been there but I hear there are routes that would be suitable for a strong-intermediate skier with enough stamina to last a long day out. Plenty of more difficult routes to take as well.
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