Hike to Tschingelhorn

01 Sep. 2007

Eighteen Club members, family and friends (one of them four-footed) enjoyed fine-to-outstanding weather for an overnight hiking trip in the Jungfrau region. Martin Hahn had organized the trip, but unfortunately was ill so Club president jumped in as trip leader. Starting from the end of the postal bus line at Stechelberg, we climbed for a few hours to the Hotel Tschingelhorn, a very hospitable alpine hut about 600 vertical meters above our starting point. They get their supplies via a miniature cable car, but even the owners must hike up. After checking into the Tschingelhorn, about half of us continued hiking for another two hours to the high lookout at Tanzb√∂deli, far above the tree line. After a generous and hearty dinner in the Tschingelhorn’s cozy dining room, which is all wood and windows, and a last view of the dark mountain panorama, in which we could see only two lights, everyone gratefully climbed into their beds. On Sunday morning, promptly at 7:30, the whole building begin creaking and bustling with activity, and soon the breakfast table was full. Saturday’s scattered clouds had yielded to an almost perfect blue. We began our descent through the UNESCO-registered nature protection area at 9, and made it back to Stechelberg in good time, pretty exhausted, and with a heart full of nice memories.

The lovely Tschingelhorn hut

Getting started

Just relaxing

Cosy dinner in the hut

Georgous views

The whole hiking group