Nice hike from Alpnachstad. We took the cable car down.
Our tour group took a day to spend on this mountain on our Europe trip. We took a cable car up (it's pretty sweet) and they have a nice large observatory station. There are a bunch of hiking trails at the top - two lead up towards the top of the mountain. We climbed the shorter, steeper one. It's a cool place - I'd recommend you spend a day there and do everything that's open.
Climbed a long time ago
Climb was pretty easy going...once at the top after visting the swiss shop at the top and having lunch, we took the Gondola down due to a developing storm....snow flurries made it difficult to see
nice hike in november.
Climbed up from Alpnachstadt to the top of the Matthorn, which affords great views to the south, the Jungfrau massif and Titlis, which were bobbing just above the cloud. Then on to the top of Pilatus, where the very top of Rigi could be seen poking through the cloud. Quite a long climb, probably around 1500m up, but there are fixed steel ropes up to the Matthorn and easy walking up to Pilatus. Within minutes of getting to the top, the cloud moved up and blanketed everything, taking away the view....
Class Trip, took cable car but got to hike a little up top.
After using the cable car for the `approach`, since I did not have the whole day, and was without my boots and trekking poles.... I descended from the submit to the saddle, and then climbed back up to the matterhorn which was a fun scramble. The weather was beautiful, but devolping clouds over the alps made it difficult to see them. As an introduction to climbing in Switzerland, I am pretty sure that I will be back!
Starting up from the end bus stop, I steadily worked past the gondola drop-off points, many of those whom I saw thinking me crazy for going up in my Adidas tennis shoes. Getting near the top, mist and clouds started closing in, precluding any kind of a summit view. Seeing perhaps 15 other people total hiking up, it was strange to see hundreds (?) of mechanically deposited tourists on top, along with a hotel, gift shop, bar, etc. Of course the clouds started dissipating on my descent. Riding on the alpine sled 1/2way down the mtn was a blast. I continued all the way to the hostel in Luzern, swimming in the 4Waldstaedtersee that night to relieve my aching muscles.