Over the Kistenpass into the lovely Val Frisal

Impressive hike in wild mountains and about the energy transition in natural idylls

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Over the Kistenpass into the lovely Val Frisal

Tour description

Thanks to the cable car, which was built for the construction of the Limmernsee dam, the ascent is quick and easy. The hike soon follows the vegetation boundary between alpine farming and the scree slopes in the high mountains. The Muttsee lake lies in the middle of a mythical landscape that has gained in drama thanks to the artificial reservoirs. This year we spend the night in the very simple and exposed SAC hut in front of the Kistenpass.
This saves us time and allows us to make a detour to the marvellous Val Frisal on Sunday. The Kistenpass and this lonely high valley are pure nature.

An intensive, impressive hike about how we are reshaping - or preserving - the mountain world. The area around the historically insignificant Kistenpass at 2638 metres above sea level is now a centre for electricity production. In the event of overproduction, cheap nuclear power is pumped up into the new Muttsee reservoir - and in the future, surplus solar power will probably also be pumped up. When there is a shortage of electricity, expensive hydroelectricity is then produced for the lowlands. This ‘money cow’ grazes the remote Alps and scree slopes in the wild Glarnerland. A hike full of wild contrasts.

29.06.2024 – 30.06.2024

Length and duration
Day 1 ︎ 8 km | ↗︎ 1'110 ↘︎ 230 Hm | 5h
Day 2  16 km | ↗︎ 440 ↘︎ 1'870 Hm | 6h

Difficulty
Demanding mountain hiking, as some sections are exposed and require surefootedness.

Equipment
The packing list will be sent after registration & payment

Services
Guided hike with information on hydropower & alpine solar plants, incl. mountain taxi & cable car

Cost per person
CHF 330.00 incl. SAC-Hut, half board, taxi & cable car, Payment by QR-Code or TWINT within 10 days after registration

Not included
Meals from the backpack, Arrival and return journey

Arrival
By public transport, as starting point in Linthal and return journey from Brigels

Meeting point
Departure S-25 from Zurich HB at 07:43, Linthal train station 09:20 at

End
Saturday 16:00 by public transport from Brigels, Arrival Zurich HB 19:22

Registration deadline
Sunday, 23 June 2024

Hiking guide

Markus Unterfinger
Phone: 076 419 21 10
markus@wanderidee.ch

This tour is already fully booked, so we can't take any more registrations.

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