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Jungfraujoch. Help appreciated

Postby fagin » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:43 am

Howdy people. I've looked around the site and can't seem to find any information on a walking route to the Jungfraujoch station and the Hut up there between the Monch and Jungfrau. The only option seems to be taking the train, which costs a fortune. Does anyone have any idea where I can get any info on finding a route to walk up to it? Is it possible/tecnically easy? I'm fit but not a great climber. Thanks for any advice...
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Postby Gabriele Roth » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:30 pm

I think that the best route for experienced hikers is the one that starting from Goppenstein (Blatten Lötschen - railway station) goes on to Hollandia hutte and following along the Grosser Aletschfirn up to the Konkordiaplatz then along the Jungfraufirn.
This is the usual, very panoramic and without technical difficulties way down for the ski-mountaneering tour of Jungfrau group.
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Postby Flachlandtiroler » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:41 pm

All approaches to Jungfraujoch from the north side are difficult (mountaineering) undertakings, eg. the Nollen route onto Mönch. The approach from NE via Grindelwald glacier is --from what I got here-- rarely done, crevassed & difficult to find.

The routes from the south side are quite long glacier plods, usually with an extra overnight either at Hollandia- or at Konkordiahütte (starting in Fafleralp/Lötschental or from Kühboden/Fiesch).
You need no climbing experience for this, but knowledge of crevasse rescue etc. A rope at least in summer is obligatory. In bad weather (i.e. white out) navigation may be tricky.

The routes are shown at the site of the Konkordia hut, which you are to pass for the most routes:
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Postby fagin » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:44 pm

I see, looks a tad awkward. thanks guys, I appreciate your help
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Mönch Hut

Postby Tim Stich » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:21 pm

The train ride through the Eiger is definitely worth the cost in my opinion. Of all the things to do in the area, that was by far the most return on the investment to me. If you take the train, the walk to the Mönch hut is very short over a well marked snow trail on the glacial ice. It can be very warm in the sun, too. Lunch at the hut was also very good. It's a two story affair.
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Re: Mönch Hut

Postby klk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:38 pm

Tim Stich wrote:The train ride through the Eiger is definitely worth the cost in my opinion. Of all the things to do in the area, that was by far the most return on the investment to me. If you take the train, the walk to the Mönch hut is very short over a well marked snow trail on the glacial ice. It can be very warm in the sun, too. Lunch at the hut was also very good. It's a two story affair.


Yeah, the train is expensive but also amazing.
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