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Snowshoeing

Anenhütte

Snowshoeing · Switzerland
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  • Anenhütte
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  • Rüeblisuppe auf der Anenhütte
    / Rüeblisuppe auf der Anenhütte
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A highlight for ambitious snowshoe hikers.
moderate
9.4 km
3:30 h
860 m
45 m

From Blatten, follow the winter hiking trail up to the Fafleralp car park. The winter ascent to the Anenhütte is signposted and marked with red posts. From the Fafleralp car park, continue on past Gletscheralp, after 150 m turn right over the Lonza bridge rising gently through the last larch forest. From the Grundsee lake, follow the middle of the valley through unbelievably beautiful countryside up to the next bridge where you switch to the other side of the valley. The climb is a little steeper from here. The final slopes are a little more challenging but are nevertheless manageable. Your ascent will be well rewarded when you arrive at the Anenhütte.

Attention: The Anenhütte is closed in winter, there is no winter camp! You can find more information about the Anenhütte at: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch.

Return along the same route to Blatten (Duration: approx. 3 hours).

 

Highlights of this tour include:

  • Alpine landscape surrounded by glaciers
  • Snow-shoe hiking far from civilisation
  • A visit to the Anenhütte, the "most exclusive mountain lodge in the Alps"
  • Breathtaking views of the Lötschental valley
  • Panoramic vista of the Mont Blanc massif

Author’s recommendation

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Guided snowshoe hikes are also offered by Karl Henzen, qualified snowshoe hiking leader. For information visit www.alpwandern.ch

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
2358 m
Lowest point
1530 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
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Safety information

  • We would strongly recommend the services of a state-certified mountain guide or hiking leader for every snowshoe 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

Snowshoe Map of the Lötschental 1:50,000 - Region covered: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Start

Blatten, Post (1524 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.419213, 7.818575
DMS
46°25'09.2"N 7°49'06.9"E
UTM
32T 409213 5141304
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Destination

Anenhütte

Turn-by-turn directions

Blatten - Kühmatt- Fafleralp - Grundsee - Anenhütte

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Blatten ("Blatten, Post" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel and Wiler to Blatten as far as the old post office.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park next to the old post office in Blatten (not free).

Coordinates

DD
46.419213, 7.818575
DMS
46°25'09.2"N 7°49'06.9"E
UTM
32T 409213 5141304
w3w 
///amount.warp.cost
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
860 m
Descent
45 m
Loop Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Insider tip

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