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Jakob Edholm

Hardergrat

Interlaken

Hardergrat from Interlaken to Brienz, is one of the most scenic trails in the world. This 23km long, sometimes very exposed ridge above Brienzersee, is designed for adventurous trail running.

We run or hike this trail depending on your preference. However, in order to enjoy this day, excellent fitness and previous experience for heights and exposure is required.

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Program

We start the trail early in the morning with headlamps from Interlaken. It takes about 8-10 hours to get to Rothornbahn along 23km knife edge ridge with more than 3000m elevation gain. From Rothorn train station we take the steam train down to Brienz. From Brienz we either take the steam boat on the Brienzersee or train back to Interlaken.

Extended Program

With start from Rothorn with one night stay at the Lodge Rothorn Kulm makes the trail less strenuous. After a good night sleep at 2344m and a proper breakfast we start the trail.

We are happy to arrange Hardergrat trail from May to November. In order to do this trail without mountaineering equipment the ridge has to be dry and free of snow.

Check if we have this activity already planned in the booking calendar, if not make a request and we will get back to you soon.

LEVEL REQUIRED

The Hardergrat trail involves steep and exposed ground with short sections of scrambling and climbing. In order to enjoy the this day, previous experience from heights and exposure is required. Further more, excellent fitness and capacity to run and hike for more than 8hours is needed.

GUIDE / CLIENT RATIO

Max 1:4 per guide. The reason of keeping the group small is to increase security on steeper ground.

LENGTH

1-2 days depending on if we spend a night at Lodge Rothorn Kulm or not.

PERIOD

From May to November

ASSURANCE

The client needs a travel and accident insurance for the implementation of this activity.

PRICE

From 150CHF/person. Please contact us for further information.

NOTE

Expenses for the guide is not included in the daily fee(lifts, travel costs, lodging etc.).
The price is based on the recommended daily fee by the Swiss Bergführerverband, SBV.

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Hardergrat EQUIPMENT LIST

The equipment list may change due weather conditions and time of year. The guide will provide safety equipment if necessary (harness, rope etc).

  • Running backpack
  • Headlamp
  • Warm hat & sunhat
  • Warm jacket
  • Underlayer, mid layer, extra socks
  • Jacket (wind and waterproof)

  • Thin gloves
  • Water 2 liter
  • Snacks, Bars and lunchpack
  • Blister kit: Including Compeed blister plasters and elastoplast or similar
  • Sunscreen