Riedalp, 10/2002

At the end of the cable car from the Valais.

Aletschgletscher, 10/2002

Trail to the glacier. Altitude here is about 2800m

Aletschgletscher, 10/2002

The wall on the left protects hikers from falling rocks.

Aletschglacier, 10/2002

One exposed spot -- Asli is being brave

Aletschgletscher, 10/2002

About half way down, still hours to go. We turned back here, because it was getting late.

Aletschgletscher, 10/2002

From the return point. The glacier is still about 800m below us, and here about 1.5 km wide.

Aletschhorn, 10/2002

The highest mountain of the area, and one of the most difficult ones to climb. Stephan has done it twice!


August 2013

11 years later our 'Wenger Family Vacation' included Aletschgletscher.  Johanna wanted to see the Concordiaplatz before it all melted away and needless to say, so did we.

From our hotel in Interlaken we drove to Kandersteg and took the train to Goppenstein.

 

Then took the Eggishorn cable car up to the top at 2870 m.

The weather at the top was quite different from what we left in the valley. 

We had lunch at Horli Hitta

We then admired the Aletschgletscher and the Concordiaplatz.

Did the obligatory memory pictures

After that while Heiner and I walked around and did a little hike Stephan went all the way to the top.

... and then we took the cable car down to our car and drove back to Interlaken via Grimselpass.

 

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