|The "Hintere Gasse" (Back Alley)
is multi-day, multi-pass, high-altitude hike along the main ridge of the
Alps in the Bernese Oberland.
"Back Alley" is as follows:
I didn't do Days 1 and 2 (was already in that region many times before). I did days 3 and 4 in one day. Rather than cross the passes on days 5 and 6 I climbed the mountains towering over the passes. Days 7 and 8 I did in one day again (with a little additional detour).
The usual change of altitude is 1,500 to 2,000m a day.
|Days 3 and 4 (done in one day):
Hike from Mürren via Serfinenfurgge (pass), across the Gamchi Glacier, via Hohentürli (pass) to Kandersteg (a 12 hour hike which I did in 9 hours). I started at 6AM on a beautiful morning and had breakfast at a hut at 8AM.
|View from the breakfast table (further to the right would be the Schilthorn)|
|Already past Serfinenfurgge (2,612m) looking back to the Gamchi Glacier which I crossed (the glacier is completely covered by gravel). The mountain on the left is the Gspaltenhorn. At the foot of the Gspaltenhorn one can barely see the Gspaltenhorn Hut.|
|Look back to the Serfinenfurgge (the path is actually visible in parts)|
|View down the valley (Griesalp)|
|Look up towards Hohentürli. This was an 800m uphill where the path actually did NOT criss-cross but did take the vertical way up!|
|Look down after having climbed up towards Hohentürli. In the back Serfinenfurgge is again visible.|
|The Hohentürli Hut (2,778m)|
|View from the Hohentürli Hut to Mount Blüemlisalp|
|View down towards Kandersteg|
|Look back towards Hohentürli|
|Glaciers in the Blüemlisalp Massif|
|This is already Day 6. Rather than to pass the Hahnenmoospass I climbed the Albristhorn (2,763m). On this photo I look back to Bunderchrinde (the gap in the black mountain range). Rather than to hike across the pass I climbed Mount Bunderspitz (2,546m) the second black mountain on the left of Bundersteg|
|Interestingly folded layers on the climb to Mount Albristhorn.|
|On top of Mount Albristhorn|
|The descent from Mount Albristhorn was a very long hike along a ridge.|
|Looking back to Mount Albristhorn|
|The mountains in the back of Lenk (Wildstrubel Massif).|
|Days 7/8 (which I did in one day). I did a detour via Iffigenalp.|
|Iffigsee (Lake Iffig) on 2,063m|
|ditto. View towards Stiegelschafberg|
|On Stiegelschafberg pass|
|Alp close to Lake Lauenen. There was actually an Alp festival going on (not for tourists!)|
|I then continued down to Lake Launen and regained altitude to pass Walliser Wispile from where I made to Gstaad. The next day I went for a Mountanbike Ride from Gstaad to Grieschbachtal, Rellerli then all along the ridge to Sparenmoos and down to Zweisimmen|