Published by Cirrus , 6 August 2007, 21h08.

Region: World » Switzerland » Bern » Simmental
Date of the hike:27 July 2007
Hiking grading: T4 - High-level Alpine hike
Geo-Tags: CH-BE 
Time: 5:30
Height gain: 1550 m 5084 ft.
Height loss: 700 m 2296 ft.
Access to start point:öV Simmenfälle
Access to end point:Zu Fuss oder mit Seilbahn zu Engstligenalp

Hike classification: 2 stars (acceptable)

Ascent from the last stop of the postbus along a broad path, which passes the waterfalls "simmenfälle". Later a steeper ascent, still along, boring broad roads. At Wengibärgli I left the marked road and instead of going around the mountain and reaching the ridge (Bummeregrat) from the North, I reached the ridge directly from the South. After a short descent, a white-blue marked route starts to the top of the Ammertenspitz. It is a nice, in the beginning exposed, ascent, but there is a lot of infrastructure (ropes, stairs), and according to me the T4-classification in "Alpinwandern Berner Alpen" is too high (T3+). Nevertheless, I copy the official classification. After a short steep descent over fine stones ("schutt"), a typical hiking road descents to a surprising flat area ("engstligenalp") with some ceeks, many, many cows and a bull. This area is surrounded with high mountains above 3000 m like Steghorn and Wildstrubel.

Route: Simmenfälle- Pt. 1379- Wengibärgli- Bummeregrat- äugi- Ammertenspitz- Ammertepass- Engstligenalp

Wetter: Grössere Quellwolken und Sonne. Trocken.


Hike partners: Cirrus

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