Hiking towards Rothornhuette (3200 meters) -Zermatt

  • August 10, 2013 · 6:15 AM

Dear All,

The idea would be to walk towards the beautiful Rothornhuette (3200 meters). Right behind the hut is the Glacier and from here you have views to all 4000 Mountains. From Zermatt (1650 meters) it takes 1600 meters up - 4, 5 hours to get to the hut. After 1, 5 hours you will reach Pension Edelweiss where you can see the flower with the same name and from which you have a great view on Zermatt. From Zermatt, after 2,5 hours we will reach Berggasthaus Trift (see photo below). From there it is about 2 hours to Rothornhuette. Of course those people who would not like to go all the way to the Rothornhuette but just to Berggasthaus Trift, these are welcome as well and could go a slower pace as the others.

The hike is not technically difficult, however given that 1600 meters are walked up and the same down, you need to have a decent condition. Poles are certainly very helpful for this hike. Total duration of the hike : 7 - 7,5 hours. 

The idea is to take the 6.32 am train arriving in Bern at 7.28 am, departing 7.34 am arriving Visp at 8.31 am. Departing visp 8.43 am arriving 9.52 am.

IMPORTANT

* The organizer is not responsible for any bodily injury or other accidents that might happen during the hike. By signing up on this activity, the participants agree that the organizer will not be held responsible in any way. Although the hike is not complicated, it is each individual responsibility to ensure that they can do the hike and check out the trail.

* To avoid that persons sign up and then cancel last minute, a flat fee of 10 francs will be charged for persons cancelling within 72 hours before the start of the hike (i.e. cancellations on August 6 or later).

* To bring along: hiking boots, poles, rain gear, water, snack, lunch ( I suggest we take lunch on the trails although we can have stops at the various restaurants on the trail), smile, positive attitude, sun-cream, photo camera.

* I have limited this hike to 25 people - please only sign up if you are coming since otherwise you are taking spots away from others.

* In case the weather would be bad, this hike will not take place.



Glacier right behind the hut

Berggasthaus Trift 


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  • Piotr

    Friends, here you’ll find some pictures you might be on: http://d.pr/is1F I’ll keep the link active for a week or so. FYI, next weekend (24th-25th Aug) I’d like to do a 2 day glacier hike… let me know if you feel like tagging along and we can fix the details! It was lovely to meet/see again you all!

    August 12, 2013

  • Petya

    Thank for the great idea Patrick and for making it happen Maggie. Fantastic hike with really nice people!
    Wish you quick recovery Patrick.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, what a hike! Thanks Patrick for early-on organizing, hope you are doing well, and thanks Maggie for for taking lead and organizing.

    August 11, 2013

  • Rahul M.

    Amazing hike. Nice to meet you all.

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks all - thanks Maggie for stepping in and making it happen. The last 400 m down were tough!! :)

    August 11, 2013

  • Matteo

    Amazing pictures Piotr. Thanks to all. Matteo

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • liliana

    1000 thanks to Patrick for organizing and to Maggie for orchestrating this fantastic day! Great group and delicious food too!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • Piotr

    Oh, almost forgot, few pics: http://d.pr/aWVO I’ll send over the portraits as promised but it might take a while.

    August 11, 2013

  • Piotr

    Gorgeous day, indeed.

    August 11, 2013

  • Patrick

    he Maggie, wish you success with the hike - the weather is excellent. Let me know who attended, who did not show up etc. so I can adjust the attendees.

    August 10, 2013

    • Maggie

      Fantastic hike! Sorry you missed it. We were all who are currently left on the attending list, except Justina, but plus Matteo, Christina , and Liliana.

      August 10, 2013

  • Fran

    hi I will meet you directly at the train at 6.02 thanks for organizing :-)

    August 9, 2013

  • Oksana

    Sorry, guys, I'm totally knocked out by the flue for this weekend... Enjoy the hike and stay healthy :)

    August 9, 2013

  • Maggie

    The weather is looking good for Saturday. See you under the angel at 5:45 to catch the 6:02 train. My number is[masked] in case you can't find us.

    August 8, 2013

    • Maggie

      If only one or two people are taking that train, it might be strange for the others to sit around and wait at the other end. You might want to ask others what their intentions are.

      August 9, 2013

    • Piotr

      Sweet. See you under that HB angel at 5.45. Ciao ciao.

      August 9, 2013

  • Patrick

    From Zurich to Visp the front passenger coach has been reserved for 30 people. Have fun.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    if majority were in favour, i wouldnt mind :) - if we are only 2 then no....

    August 9, 2013

    • Petya

      agree, that's the idea behind the question :-)

      August 9, 2013

  • Patrick

    INFO MGB: For your trip on the[masked] from Visp your reserved seats are at the end of the train. Have a nice trip!

    August 9, 2013

  • Petya

    Is anybody planning to take the 6:32 am train?

    August 9, 2013

  • Charles L.

    Apologies for the late notice, but I have to withdraw due to work commitments. Enjoy the Hike.

    August 8, 2013

  • Evi

    Hi guys, sorry I caught some cold and won't be fit for this. Have fun!!!

    August 8, 2013

  • Joeska

    Is there a spot for one more person? I will join from bern.

    August 7, 2013

  • georgia g.

    Thomas and I would also like to join! Can we? The waiting list is unfortunately not open at the moment :(

    August 7, 2013

    • Maggie

      It's fine to join, since we've lost 7. See you Saturday

      1 · August 7, 2013

  • Olivia

    7 spots became available? Am I in?

    August 7, 2013

    • Maggie

      Hi Olivia, I'm sure it's fine if you join at this point. See you Saturday

      August 7, 2013

    • Olivia

      Great! Thanks for your work! O.

      August 7, 2013

  • Ellen H.

    Hi guys, unfortunately I cant make it this weekend. Would like to repeat this trip some other time. Have fun and enjoy!

    August 7, 2013

  • aleks

    business trip

    August 6, 2013

  • Patrick

    I understand that Maggie is so kind to be willing to take over the lead on this hike. Till departure I am obviously available for any questions you might have. I know that 6.02 am is early, so might not be for everyone. Alternatively you can take the 6.32 am train individually or again you could take the 7.02 am train as a group. Let me know if any changes are needed. I will pass on Maggie-s details to SBB.

    August 5, 2013

    • Maggie

      Hi all... 'lead' is a big word because I'm not a fast hiker, but im happy to take over the event hosting. I'm assuming we stick with the 6.02 train because we are going all the way to Zermatt. If that's a problem for a significant number of people we can reevaluate, but you need to comment before this afternoon so that Patrick can cancel it. Also, I'm under the impression that this is only a reservation and not a group ticket (Is that correct, Patrick? ) so you would still need to buy your own ticket. I could be wrong --will wait to be corrected.

      August 6, 2013

  • Agne

    Patrick very sorry to hear about your injury. Hope you recover soon! Regarding group ticket, no need to reserve ticket for me as i'll be arriving from basel as usually.

    August 6, 2013

  • georgia g.

    Are the 2 spots still available?

    August 6, 2013

  • Chia-wei

    Due to some private reasons, I am not able to go for it accordingly. Sorry! One spot available now!

    August 5, 2013

  • Paulita

    I cant go earlier

    August 4, 2013

  • Patrick

    I am happy to increase the number of participants, based on the OK of the new organizer.

    August 4, 2013

  • Patrick

    Dear All, unfortunately I had a sports accident this weekend so my hiking is over and hence I will not attend.
    Given that there is large interest in this hike I will not cancel the hike, but would like to ask that any of the more experienced hikers take over this hike.
    For the moment I have made a booking for the train for 6.02 am for which I am personally and financially responsible. I would like to transfer this responsibility to anyone else - please come forward with your name and phone number and then I make the transfer. If by tuesday night, I have not been provided any names, I will cancel the group train reservation.

    August 4, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Will get some visitors next weekend....

    August 2, 2013

  • Olivia

    please patrick save me from street parade...

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • Patrick

    Dear All,

    SBB has informed me that 6.32am train is full for groups. We could travel as individuals but we would not have any space as a group. SBB can book us as a group on the 6.02 am - I will make the switch to the 6.02 am train - if some of you want to take the 6.32 am train this is Ok, we can wait for you at the zermatt station and we will have a coffee.

    July 30, 2013

  • Natalia

    would be great to get a place :-)

    July 28, 2013

  • Ellen H.

    I will join, given the weather conditions wont be cloudy and rainy. Looking forward to this hike.

    July 26, 2013

  • Martin

    ohh man, it's next to the Zintalrothorn... Already getting to the hut is a challenging thing!!!

    July 26, 2013

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