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Reusch-Oldenhorn

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  • Reusch - Oldenhorn
    Reusch - Oldenhorn
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Physical 1700m + uphill hike, through varying landscapes from the green forests and waterfalls to the dry yellow rockis and the eternal snows of the glaciers.
difficult
Distance 8.5 km
5:30 h
1,740 m
19 m
3,074 m
1,343 m
A spruce forest and scenic waterfalls line the mountain trail from the valley station Reusch up to Oldenalp. After the wild and mineral-rich Oldental, comes the Oldensattel, which is very close to the Tsanfleuron Glacier. During the final steep climb of this challenging hike of over five hours, your gaze will naturally fall onto the eternal ice – and will be magically attracted by its beauty. Upon getting to the Oldenhorn (3’122 m), a spectacular panorama consisting of 24 peaks over 4’000 metres of the impressive Alps will open up.

Author’s recommendation

Look for mushrooms in the first third in the forest, marmots in the fields in the second, and the alpine ibex in the rocks for the third!
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Glacier 3000
Update: August 13, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
3,074 m
Lowest point
1,343 m
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Track types

Asphalt 1.20%Forested/wild trail 30.30%Path 68.85%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
2.6 km
Path
5.9 km
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Safety information

Weather can change drastically in little time in ou area, the last section on the glacier can become very dangerous with poor visibility. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Start

Reusch (1’330 m) (1,354 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'584'370E 1'134'914N
DD
46.365417, 7.235545
DMS
46°21'55.5"N 7°14'08.0"E
UTM
32T 364277 5136161
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Destination

Oldenhorn (3’122 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

1. Teil: alpine Route / 2. Teil: steiler Bergwanderweg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The are two main routes to get to Les Diablerets or Gstaad, from which the Postauto departs to Reusch on a regular basis. The route from Geneva via Lausanne, Montreux and Aigle takes you to Les Diablerets. The route from Zurich via Bern, Spiez, Zweisimmen takes you to Gstaad.

Getting there

Glacier 3000 is easily reached by car from the Lake Thun (Spiez), Lake Geneva (Aigle) and Gruyère (Bulle) areas.

Parking

You will find a large lot with free parking next to the Reusch cable car station, located directly on the mountain pass road between Gstaad and Les Diablerets.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'584'370E 1'134'914N
DD
46.365417, 7.235545
DMS
46°21'55.5"N 7°14'08.0"E
UTM
32T 364277 5136161
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Do not forget to pack some warmer clothing for the higher section.

Questions and answers

Question from johanna vets · May 04, 2021 · Community
Salut! Est-ce que c'est possible de faire se randonnée jusqu'au becca d'audon le debut du juillet/fin de juin? Ou est ce que c'est possible qu'il y a encore trop beaucoup de nège? Merci!
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
1,740 m
Descent
19 m
Highest point
3,074 m
Lowest point
1,343 m
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