Anenhütte Via Ferrata ("Rock Metal Climbing") | Via ferrata | Anenhütte Peter Tscherrig | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Anenhütte Via Ferrata ("Rock Metal Climbing") Anenhütte Peter Tscherrig 2358 m

  • Difficulty
    K2-3
  • Mountain Experience
    1 / 4
  • Power
    1 / 4
  • Endurance
    2 / 4
  • Psyche
    1 / 4

Anticipated for years; realised on April 12, 2016. The national importance of the UNESCO World Heritage site "Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch" can be seen on the new CHF 50 note, which depicts the Aletschhorn in all its glory, surrounded by its 9 neighbouring 4000 m peaks; a lone paraglider soaring overhead. The Grosses and Hinteres Fiescherhorn and the Grosse Grünhorn in particular, stand out in the background. The Schinhorn is visible too, and further down, the Lonza Horns; all are captured from atop the Lötschental Breithorn. To the left of the Schinhorn you can see the Sattelhorn, and to the right of it, half in the shade, the little Aletschhorn. If you turn the note over the view extends to the additional peaks of Lötschental. These now immortalised scenes can be seen when you step of the bus at Fafleralp or Gletscherstafel and hike into the valley. Far off, the Anenhütte sits in its idyllic surrounding; further still, on the horizon, the Lötschenlücke and Hollandiahütte stand. Below the Anenhütte, the via ferrata awaits those seeking a slice of adventure. A great day out, even if the deep view of the rapidly melting Langgletscher is sad.

Route description

Anenhütte Via Ferrata

The route weaves gently up through the smooth red slabs, which are punctuated with ledges. After about 60 vertical meters comes a zone of grass and rock, where one must pass beneath a mighty block. The third section of the climb presents a short vertical (slightly overhanging) passage on which six iron bars may provide some support. Finally, in mixed/grassy terrain, you'll reach the end of the cables (about 2340 m), below a water reservoir.

Descent

In a few minutes to the Anenhütte and following the normal hut trail back to Fafleralp (approx. 1:30 hrs).

Additional information

Character

Easy, short, sunny and well equipped via ferrata over the red, glacier-scoured slabs ending at the beautifully situated Anenhütte. Mostly K1 and K2, with three of meters K3. Ideal for beginners who like to hike more. According to Anenhütte's website and the board at its start, the climb, quite badly named "Rock Metal Climbing", costs CHF 10.- for adults and CHF 5.- for children up to 16 years. The via ferrata material can also be rented in the hut.

Signalisation

Footpaths marked

Author

Daniel Anker

Daniel Anker is a Bernese author and photographer. The historian has written around 40 ski tour, hiking, via ferrata and mountain bike guide books as well as detailed monographs on individual peaks in Switzerland.

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