Descent from Zermatt-Schweifinen via ferrata (Route C) | Mountain hiking | Schweifinen | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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Descent from Zermatt-Schweifinen via ferrata (Route C) Schweifinen 2210 m

  • Difficulty
    T2
  • Ascent
    80 m
  • Descent
    1 h, 580 m

Route description

Top of the ferrata - Zermatt train station

Follow the footpath north along the cliff top then down and south via Balmen (1702 m). Continue southwards on the path above the train station then circle round to it.

Additional information

End 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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