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Intro

The Trift Bridge is one of the most spectacular pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. At 100m high and 170m long, it is poised above the region of the Trift Glacier, with spectacular views guaranteed for those with a head for heights.

Description

Global warming is causing the glaciers to melt – some, such as the Trift Glacier, especially quickly. Only 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 for visitors to access the hut. The Trift Bridge, modelled after Nepalese high wire bridges, turned out to be a tourist magnet and was replaced in 2009 with a safer, more accessible bridge, which is considered to be one of the longest and highest pedestrian suspension bridges in the Alps. A cable car that was originally built as a freight gondola takes passengers up to the area near the bridge. The journey there is truly an adventure in itself.

After hiking around 1.5 hours to the Trift Bridge, the stunning views of the turquoise blue glacier lake and glacier tongue are more than ample reward. The return route passes the SAC Hut Windegg, before going back down on the Trift gondola to postal bus stop Nessental, Triftbahn.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start Point
Trift gondola upper station
Target Point
Trift gondola upper station
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1885 m
Ascent
695 m
Descent
695 m
Distance
6 km
Duration
3 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
June - October
Theme
Over a suspension bridge, Along a glacier, With panoramic view, Food along the road
Category
Adventure, Nature, Active
Suitable for children with age
14+ Years

Map

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Contact

Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG
Grimselwelt
3862 Innertkirchen
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)33 982 26 26
welcome@grimselwelt.ch
grimselwelt.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

6 km

Duration

3 h 20 min

Ascent

695 m

Travel information: Gadmen

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