We go left on the summit circular path. The well-secured descent via Chrinnen to the Ächerlipass follows. This can be reached in around an hour. At Holzwang it's worth making a detour to the eponymous chapel. Then we tackle the ascent heading towards the Arvigrat. The view into the Engelberg and Sarneraa valleys is impressive. After a short descent, we continue on the Gräfimattgrat towards Laucheren. From here the view opens up into the Melch valley. A steep zigzag path leads up to the Schluchberg. The upper section is somewhat exposed. Part of it is secured with a rope as a handrail. This is followed by the key section of this leg, the Wagenleis (Charren) rocky outcrop. The small climbing section is also secured with a rope. We follow the ridge across alp pastures. With a bit of luck we might see alpacas here, which protect the flocks of sheep. After an easy descent we reach the Storeggpass.
Safety informationThe key passage is the Wagenleis (Charren) rocky outcrop. The short climbing section is secured with a rope. Snowfields are may be encountered on high sections until the summer months.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
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