Second edition of a guidebook to trekking the Tour of the Jungfrau (Schynige Platte to Wilderswil) hut-to-hut in the Swiss Alps - already one of the classic walks of Europe. The trek takes the walker through the Bernese Oberland’s most spectacular mountain scenery, in the shadow of such iconic peaks as Wetterhorn, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
trekking, backpacking, hut-to-hut tours
late June to end of September with all facilities open July to August, but trails busier and prices higher; September is recommended
fly in to Geneva, Zürich or Basle - there are popular resorts at Interlaken, Grindelwald, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen and Wengen.
challenging mountain walking, but no technical skills needed, with several short exposed sections (most with fixed cable)
views of famous Alpine peaks such as: the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau; the Lauterbrunnen Valley; the Jungrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn Unesco World Natural Heritage Site; glaciers such as Eigergletscher and waterfalls such as the Trümmelbach Falls; also alpine flowers.