The newest mountain climbing route in Adelboden sits in the shadow of the roaring Engstligen Falls and leads up to Engstligenalp. Anyone undertaking this tour on foot is guaranteed a grandiose and unique natural spectacle.
The starting point for the climb is the base station of the Engstligenalp cable car. After 20 minutes comfortable walking, the route starts to ascend with a fixed rope lining the Chäligang trail.
The path is simple and the views of the Engstli Valley below and Adelboden in the distance is marked by colourful impressions. Some sections require greater concentration as the nearby waterfalls provide a source of distraction.
A viewpoint directly over the falls offers the chance to experience the natural world with every sense. After a more challenging passage in the rocks, the route follows a wide rocky face up to the Edelweiss plane. Every the name conjures up superlative images as hundreds of this protected species flourish here alongside other rare plants. Botany truly comes to life here. The rope-lined route comes to an end and climbers rejoin the official mountain track over flowery Alpine meadows to the summit station of the Engstligenalp cable-car.
En route you can let the impressions sink in while taking some refreshment in the two mountain taverns.
|Level of difficulty
|| K2 (1 = easy, 5 = difficult), red route
|| 3 hours (20 min. to start of climb)
| Vertical distance
|| 560m/1800ft (Rope route 300m/980ft)
| Openin dates
|| Mid-June to approx. Mid-October, every Wednesday guided tour, CHF 79.- per person
| Equipment pickup
|| Equipment collection: Base station of Engstligenalp
|| No entrance charge for the route!
| Equipment hire
|| SFr. 10.-
|| SFr. 6.-
|| Other equipment
|| SFr. 10.-
Climbing Combi SFr. 22.- Adults, SFr. 16.- Children
Combi + Return trip on cable car SFr. 37.- Adults, SFr. 23.- Children
Furhter information: www.alpinschule-adelboden.ch