I’ve meant for years to go and see the Aletschgletscher, the Alps’ largest glacier. It’s in the eastern part of Valais in Switzerland. Recently I finally made it there for two day walks, and it’s just as spectacular as expected! The first walk was from Moosfluh up to Bettmerhorn, and along a beautiful rock ridge to Fiescherhorli and Eggishorn.

Tanya walking by the Aletsch.
Our now-standard hiking lunch — cheese and crackers.
Bettmerhorn (2857 m).
Panorama of the whole Aletschgletscher.
Looking up to Konkordiaplatz, with Jungfrau (4158 m), Mönch (4107 m), and Eiger (3970 m).

Another walk took us from Fiescheralp up and over a col to the Märjelen-Stausee, then out and along the glacier and in a loop via Hohbalm back to Fiescheralp.

Matterhorn in the distance.
Lots of chocards à bec jaune!
Heading home.
October 1, 2017


  1. Andy on

    That’s INCREDIBLE! Very jealous your weekends feature such amazing mountains but very excited about coming to visit in May!!

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