Glacier Impressions on the Susten

Glacier Impressions on the Susten

The Glacier Path Steinalp on the Susten Pass takes visitors from a lively pass road to the high altitude of Steingletscher (Stone Glacier).more

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen). Descending gently at first it then proceeds in big bends up stone stairs to...more

Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice

Grimsel gneiss...

The Oberaar Lake often contains ice floes which is not further...more

Ferpècle Glacier

Ferpècle Glacier

The 6-km-long glacier lies to the south-east of Evolène. The relatively...more

Glacier Impressions on the Susten

The Glacier Path Steinalp on the Susten Pass takes visitors from a lively pass road to the high altitude of Steingletscher (Stone Glacier).

This is how easy a glacier tour can be: get off the Swiss Post Bus at Hotel Steingletscher on the Susten Pass, shoulder your backpack, grab a hiking guide with map and off you go, comfortably hiking on well-groomed trails, without risks.

Bettmerhorn-Märjelensee glacier path

Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen). Descending gently at first it then proceeds in big bends up stone stairs to the Rote Chumma.

Bettmeralp: Alongside the Aletsch Glacier, which with a length of 23km is the longest ice flow of the Alps, the path takes you from the Bettmerhorn to the Märjelensee (Lake Märjelen).

Grimsel gneiss and Glacial Ice

The Oberaar Lake often contains ice floes which is not further surprising given that the water comes directly from the nearby glacier.

The Grimsel area is a landscape of ancient stone and primeval forces. This pass has always been used to cross from North to South or vice-versa. It also constitutes the watershed between the North Sea and the Mediterranean and offers some spectacular hikes, ranging from easy strolls to challenging climbs on the vertical granite walls.

Ferpècle Glacier

The 6-km-long glacier lies to the south-east of Evolène. The relatively flat glacier ice field in the upper part is also termed the ‘Plateau d'Hérens’. The glacier is flanked by the Dent Blanche (4357m). The oft-travelled pack route in Roman times leading from the Val d'Hérens into the Italian Valpelline passed through this area; stretches of this established high-Alpine route still remain in tact in places.