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Lötschenlücke

· 1 review · Back-country skiing · Switzerland
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  • Jungfraufirn und Konkordiaplatz
    / Jungfraufirn und Konkordiaplatz
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • Hollandiahütte
    / Hollandiahütte
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Abfahrt über die Lötschenlücke nach Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Lötschenlücke
    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
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A lovely and impressive ski tour to the Lötschenlücke with a fantastic descent via the Langgletscher (Lang Glacier).
moderate
26 km
5:30 h
490 m
2430 m
This absolutely magnificent tour is perfect for all ski touring connoisseurs and leaves nothing to be desired. The ascents are easy and the descents are long and pass through a unique landscape. Worthy of particular mention, is the ideal ascent-to-descent ratio of 490 metres of ascent to 2,430 metres of descent.

Begin your tour on the Jungfraujoch and savour the descent to the Konkordiaplatz. Attach your pelts here for the ascent to the Lötschenlücke, a distance of just under 6 km. We would recommend a short detour into the Hollandia Hut situated at the Lötschenlücke. Then savour the descent over the glacier "Langgletscher" to the Fafleralp and even as far as Blatten if there is adequate snow.

Author’s recommendation

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
3480 m
Lowest point
1535 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
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Safety information

  • We recommend that a state-certified mountain guide accompanies you on this ski tour
  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Tips, hints and links

The SAC Hollandia Hut:
  • 3,235 metres above sea level
  • Overnight accommodation for 80 people
  • Starting point for the Äbeni Flue, Mittaghorn, Aletschhorn and many others
  • Hut phone number: Tel. +41 (0)27 939 11 35
  • Owned by SAC, Berne Division

Start

Jungfraujoch (3483 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.547960, 7.986450
UTM
32T 422296 5155431

Destination

Blatten, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Jungfraujoch - Lötschenlücke - Ganderre - Fafleralp - Blatten

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Interlaken Ost
From Basel you travel directly to Interlaken Ost with Intercity trains. From Zurich and Geneva, you have to change in Bern. Trains run every 30 minutes.

Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
At Interlaken Ost you change to the regional train for Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald. Please note the destination on the carriages.

Kleine Scheidegg
In Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald you change to the Wengernalp Railway for Kleine Scheidegg.

Jungfraujoch
At Kleine Scheidegg you change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in about an hour.

Getting there

Interlaken Ost
You reach Interlaken by road from Basel/Zurich/Geneva via Bern or Lucerne/Brünig (not suitable for delivery vans, caravans).

Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
Once you’ve reached Interlaken, you continue to Lauterbrunnen or Grindelwald. Simply follow the road signs. 

Kleine Scheidegg
You can change to a train to Kleine Scheidegg in Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald or Grindelwald Grund.

Jungfraujoch
At Kleine Scheidegg you change to the Jungfrau Railway, which takes you to the Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe in about an hour.

Parking

Interlaken Ost
For a reasonable parking fee you can leave your vehicle at Interlaken Ost railway station for a day.

Lauterbrunnen/Grindelwald
In Lauterbrunnen you can leave your vehicle for a day or more in the Lauterbrunnen Parking Garage. Reservations can be made on Internet. There is direct, covered access from the multi-storey car park to the Wengernalp Railway. Parking is more limited in Grindelwaldand we recommend parking at Grindelwald-Grund. Follow the signs for Grindelwald-Grund and the station of the Wengernalp Railway.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

  • A full set of glacier equipment is essential.
  • Skitourenkarte Jungfrau 264S (The Jungfrau Region Ski-Touring Map 264S) - This 1:50,000 scale topographical map includes the ski tours in the Lötschental Valley, which are described in more detail in the SAC Tour Guide available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

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Stephan Sulzgruber
January 12, 2014 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
26 km
Duration
5:30h
Ascent
490 m
Descent
2430 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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