Schönbiel to Fiescheralp and Then up to Eggishorn

Another day, another walk. This time we were at our highest point of the week, a trip to Eggishorn at 2893 meters above sea.

Bergstation Eggishorn @2893m

Bergstation Eggishorn @2893m

 

Day 1247 – July 31st, 2017

Day 4 Bettmeralp

But first, a better view of our chalet of which we only had the top floor. The lower levels are also occupied.

A better view of our chalet

A better view of our chalet

 

All over before we even get going

Today the weather was overcast first thing and even tough we set off we were aware that it could possibly rain. We got on the chair lift and about two thirds up it started raining. Eventually it poured down so Moni & I decided to return to base while Brassli & Mister put on their wet weather gear and walked down.

Already at the bottom the rain had started to ease but we had decided to meet the others in the Walliserstube.

Walliser Stube on Bettmeralp

Walliser Stube on Bettmeralp

 

At the entrance is this awesome photo of the restaurant in winter, so I have a photo of a photo for you.

How the Walliser Stube looks in winter

How the Walliser Stube looks in winter

 

Inside we sat and enjoyed a coffee and classic vermicelli which is chestnut puree with cream & ice cream, it was yummy.

Walliserstube inside

Walliserstube inside

 

Coffee & Vermicelli at Restaurant Walliserstube Bettmeralp

Coffee & Vermicelli at Restaurant Walliserstube Bettmeralp

 

By the time the folks made it to the restaurant the sun was out. This is a photo showing the distance from the Waldhaus which is right next to our chalet, to the Walliserstube.

Waldhaus Hotel seen from the Walliserstube Bettmeralp

Waldhaus Hotel seen from the Walliserstube Bettmeralp

 

Take two

The folks were not too wet and after a coffee & beverage we were all ready to go up again. This view is a much better one than earlier this morning. Once again we start our walk from the top of Schönbiel chair lift, but this time heading in a different direction.

The walk today from Schöbiel to Fiescheralp

The walk today from Schönbiel to Fiescheralp

 

Down towards the small lake then up again and over the top along to Fiescheralp village.

First down then up the other side

First down then up the other side

 

The walk was very easy-going today, not a bad thing after yesterday’s hike up to the Bettmerhorn bergstation.

The walk towards Fiescheralp

The walk towards Fiescheralp

 

First glimpse of Eggishorn mountain

This was our destination for today, up there high on the mountain ‘Eggishorn’.

First glimpse of Eggishorn

First glimpse of Eggishorn

 

Looking back to over the rolling hills we can see clearly a few points of interest. A pretty even walk so far.

Our walk today

Our walk today

 

Fiescheralp village, klein aber fein

The village of Fiescheralp pops up as we climb over the hill. The sound of cow bells grow louder the closer you get to the village.

Entering the village of Fiescheralp

Entering the village of Fiescheralp

 

Cows are actually roaming free around the path and on the alp here. Just be careful not to step in something wet and smelly 🙂

Here I have a clip of the Swiss cows on the Fiescheralp.

 

This is the gondola station where we took it to the top. It also goes down from here to Fiesch.

Gondola station Fiescheralp

Gondola station Fiescheralp

 

Looking back down to Fiescheralp

Looking back down to Fiescheralp

 

A very rocky top of the mountain greats us at the gondola station.

Eggishorn top station

Eggishorn top station

 

The Aletschgletsher in all its glory

The views of the Aletsch Glacier are stunning and this time we can see much further up the Glacier trail.

Fiesch - Eggishorn

Fiesch – Eggishorn

 

Lunch at 2893 meters above sea

The restaurant here was busy and we were feeling hungry. Even though we had snacks with us we took a look in the Horli-Hitta restaurant and decided on having a bite to eat.

Restaurant Horli-Hitta on Eggishorn mountain

Restaurant Horli-Hitta on Eggishorn mountain

 

There is another restaurant here as well but this place has much more character.

Horli-Hitta bergrestaurant

Horli-Hitta bergrestaurant

 

It’s small inside, but the majority of people sit outside in summer & winter. We had the traditional Käseschnitte which is bread drizzled with wine toped with ham and melted cheese with a fried egg on top. It was delicious.

Käseschnitte at Horli-Hitta bergrestaurant

Käseschnitte at Horli-Hitta bergrestaurant

 

After lunch, we take in the views once more.

Aletsch glacier seen from Eggishorn mountain

Aletsch glacier seen from Eggishorn mountain

 

AletschGlacier from Eggishorn

AletschGlacier from Eggishorn

 

This is looking back towards the gondola station and other restaurant.

Eggishorn @ 2868m

Eggishorn @ 2868m

 

Eggishorn peak

The actual peak is still a distance away which you can walk too, we didn’t. It does look rather rocky.

The actual Eggishorn peak is still a walk away

The actual Eggishorn peak is still a walk away

 

Now it was time to head back down. The good news was that we all felt fine at this height, especially Moni who has had a bad time at around 3000m before.

The view down from the cable car

The view down from the cable car

 

We could see these mountain climbers from the cable car on the way down… Yikes!

Mountain climbers on the Eggishorn

Mountain climbers on the Eggishorn

 

We made our way back to Bettmeralp village.

Colourful flowers along the path

Colourful flowers along the path

 

Walking back from Fiescheralp

Walking back from Fiescheralp

 

The walk back from Fiescheralp

The walk back from Fiescheralp

 

Past the lake and down into the village.

A quick stop at the coop supermarket to get some provisions for dinner and then home to relax.

Today’s walk was hours and we covered  km

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