The tour then continues on the relatively broad ridge to the Kleinhockenhorn (this is not an officially signposted route). Here you will have to cross either a snow field or a firn field. The climb to the summit is steep and requires a great deal of stamina. Some experience of Alpine mountaineering and sure footedness are essential when climbing up to the summit over boulders and scree and you may need to hold on with one or both hands on occasion. You will have reached your destination after a 2.5 hour climb. From the Hockenhorn you will enjoy a magnificent view over many of the Valais Alps as far as Mont Blanc.
Handy hint: You can save yourself the 2 hours 40 minutes-long hike through the Gasterental Valley with a comfortable bus ride from Kandersteg railway station to Selden (bus reservation essential: Tel. +41 (0)33 671 11 72)