Matterhorn Area Hike, Lunch at Schönbielhut

Furi - Schönbielhut - Schwarzsee VS

This hike will take us up some with the lifts then we will walk along Zmutt Glacier to Schönbielhut. We will have something to eat there and enjoy the view for a bit then head back to the lift at Schwarzsee VS.

We will be on this path half the day: path

This is day 1 of 2 for me in the Zermatt area. I'll be coming in Friday and leaving Sunday. Others that wish to do the same are welcome, otherwise joining just one day would still be a nice time.  I'll be at the Hotel National Superior Zermatt; regardless of the place you pick, those staying the nights can meet for dinner/drinks in the evenings.

REALLY IMPORTANT STATISTICS:

Length: 19k
Hiking time: 6h
Requirements: medium (mountain hiking trail)
Conditions: medium 
Height difference ups: 1265m
Height difference downs: 547m

(These are important for you to understand so that you sign up for a hike you are comfortable making.)

(Seriously, understand these. It's the difference between a nice day out in the mountains and a death march.)

THE AGENDA

(Android app users, there are JPGs here.)

- Meet at Zermatt station at 09:13. Go straight to the lifts.

For those coming from Zurich, meet at 05:50 under the angel.

- Follow the route I have planned.  ROUTE

- Return to Zermatt / Zurich

Things to bring: 
• Lunch or snacks. We are eating at the hut.
• Water, 2l 
• Sunscreen / hat / rain jacket / real hiking boots 
• An understanding of hiking etiquette.

Things to know about this hike: 
• I am not a professional guide. 
• I am getting most of my information about this hike from the Wanderland website and the Switzerland Mobility maps. 
• We'll keep this a people hike, no dogs please. There are a number of great dog groups in Zurich that hike, please look into those. 
• If you can't make it but have signed up or are in the wait list, please update your status as early as possible. Those in the wait list will be thankful.  

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  • Cinar K.

    very good organization! Perfect people. I couldn't have enjoyed it more!

    September 3, 2013

  • Anja

    Nice hike, Matterhorn is pretty from the backside too. Great dinner and fun company. Thanks for organising this, Burr.

    September 1, 2013

    • Tom Q

      Every hike could have been better - this one was awfully good. Thanks!

      1 · September 2, 2013

  • Tom Q

    Where is happy hour?

    August 31, 2013

    • Abi

      Too tired today to get out again. Hv a nice evening.

      August 31, 2013

  • Cinar K.

    Hi all,Lukas and I are on carriage 5,1st floor.Burr,do we meet at zermatt infront of lockers around 9.15?

    August 31, 2013

    • Cinar K.

      Cool.see you there.

      August 31, 2013

  • Lukas

    About which carriage: just call me via[masked]

    August 31, 2013

  • winnie l.

    So awesome, wish I can join you guys!

    August 30, 2013

  • Lukas

    Am in for Saturday! See you under the angel's wings

    August 30, 2013

  • TS

    Hi! If I come with the 9.13 train to Zermatt on Saturday morning, is it possible to store my luggage somewhere before going on the hike?

    August 27, 2013

    • TS

      Definitely a small suitcase. Thanks for your quick reply.

      August 27, 2013

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