|Begin of tour:||Triftbahn Station "Underi Trift"|
|Point of arrival:||Triftbahn Station "Underi Trift"|
|Access starting point:||PostBus from Meiringen in the direction of the Susten Pass up to "Nessental, Triftbahn", continue with the Triftbahn (aerial cable car).|
|Access point of arrival:||PostBus from Meiringen in the direction of the Susten Pass up to "Nessental, Triftbahn", continue with the Triftbahn (aerial cable car).|
|Hiking time:||90 minutes (each way)|
|Length:||2.8 km (each way)|
|Season:||June – October|
When global warming takes place the glaciers melt - some especially fast, such as the Trift Glacier. Just a few years ago the Trift Hut of the Swiss Alpine Club could be reached on foot via the glacier tongue.
In 2004 a suspension bridge was built, as the glacier was no longer high enough to take visitors to the hut. The Trift Bridge, which was modeled after Nepalese three-rope bridges, turned out to be a tourist magnet and was replaced in 2009 by a safer and more accessible bridge, which is considered to be one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. The gondola train, which was originally built as a freight gondola, takes passengers up to the area where the bridge is.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.