Schilthorn Trip Report (#16847)
- Signed By: Karl Themer
- Date submitted: September 07, 2001
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We (a friend and I) started in Stechelberg (922 m), a small town near Interlaken. We took a train from Interlaken to Lauterbrunnen and then a bus from there to Stechelberg. We hiked for nearly seven hours to reach the peak of the Schilthorn (2971 m). There was still snow, in August, for the last 400 vertical m. There is a short steep section near the summit where cables have been planted in the rock to help climbers. We passed some other tourists (mostly people who took the cable car up and were hiking down) and many sheep and cattle during our ascent. The weather was great, and the view from the peak unbelievable. We had an amazing view of the most well-known peaks in the region, the Eiger (3970 m), the Mönch (4099 m), and the Jungfrau (4158 m). We were able to refill our water supply in Morren (1634 m), a small village on the way up. After reaching the summit, we hiked down to about 2500 m and camped for the night, before descending along a different route the following day.