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Anenlücke

Snowshoes • Wallis
  • Anenlücke
    / Anenlücke
    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
  • Peter Tscherrig Anenhütte
    / Peter Tscherrig Anenhütte
    Photo: Lötschental Marketing AG
  • Wallfahrtsort Kühmatt
    / Wallfahrtsort Kühmatt
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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The ultimate mountaineering experience with a panoramic view across to Europe's highest mountain, Mount Blanc at a height of 4810 metres above sea level.
moderate
11 km
6:00 h
1293 m
45 m
Highlights on this tour include:
  • Alpine landscape surrounded by glaciers
  • A visit to the Anenhütte, the "most exclusive mountain lodge in the Alps"
  • Mountain-top experience with snow shoes
  • Panoramic view across to the Mont Blanc massif

Author's recommendation

Our mountain guides in the Lötschental:

Guided snowshoe hikes are also offered by Karl Henzen, qualified snowshoe hiking leader. For information visit www.alpwandern.ch

Tour route Round tour Stage tour Nice views With refreshment stops Insider tip Summit tour
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk Potential
Altitude
2795 m
1530 m
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Safety information

  • We would strongly recommend the services of a state-certified mountain guide or hiking leader for every snowshoe tour.
  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Equipment

Snowshoe rental:

Tips, hints and links

Snowshoe Map of the Lötschental 1:50,000 - Region covered: Lötschental, Leukerbad, Kandertal, Adelboden, Lenk, Entschligetal (Bernese Oberland / Valais). Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop

Start

Blatten, Post (1531 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.419213 N 7.818575 E
UTM 32T 409213 5141304

Destination

Anenlücke

Turn-by-turn directions

From Blatten, follow the winter hiking trail up to the Fafleralp car park. The winter trail to the Anenhütte is signposted and marked with red posts.
From the Fafleralp car park, continue on past Gletscheralp, and after 150 m turn right over the Lonza bridge climbing gently through the last larch forest. From the Grundsee Lake, follow the middle of the valley through unbelievably beautiful countryside to the next bridge where you switch to the other side of the valley. The climb is a little steeper from here. The final slopes are a little more challenging but are nevertheless manageable. Your ascent will be well rewarded when you arrive at the Anenhütte. There is overnight accommodation in the Anenhütte if you wish. For further information on the Anenhütte: Tel. +41 (0)79 864 66 44, www.anenhuette.ch.

From the Anenhütte, your destination for the day will become visible in the morning sun - the Anenlücke pass. The trail continues over gently rising slopes up to the lateral moraine of the Anen Glacier. Follow the moraine up to the crest of the Anenlücke. This is snow-shoe trekking against the matchless backdrop of magnificent mountain scenery, amidst the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Swiss Alps.

Return along the same trail to Blatten (Duration: approx. 5 hours).

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Blatten ("Blatten, Post" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden, Kippel and Wiler to Blatten as far as the old post office.

Parking

You can park your car in the car park next to the old post office in Blatten (not free).

Coordinates

Geogr.:46.419213 N 7.818575 E
UTM:32T 409213 5141304
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
1293 m
Descent
45 m
Tour route Round tour Stage tour Nice views With refreshment stops Insider tip Summit tour

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