Approach to the Zermatt-Schweifinen ferratas | Mountain hiking | Schweifinen | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Approach to the Zermatt-Schweifinen ferratas Schweifinen 2210 m

  • Difficulty
    T1
  • Ascent
    0:30 h, 190 m

Route description

Zermatt train station - Start

From Zermatt train station (1605 m) walk along Bahnhofstrasse (the main street into town). Shortly after the "Alpinezentrum" turn right, following signs for Trift. Ascend the footpath uphill, past the Hotel Omnia and out of the village. Cross the small plateau at Bodmen and continue towards the Triftschlucht. Before the bridge over the Triftbach (stream), make a sharp righthand turn. This leads to the via ferrata (about 1800 m, ½ hours).

Additional information

Departure point

Zermatt (1605 m)

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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