July 2014 a new glacier trail opened near Saas-Fee, Switzerland, which connects the Mattmark reservoir with the Britannia Hütte via Schwarzbergkopf, the Allalinglacier and the Hohlaubglacier. From the Britannia Hütte you can then hike to Felskinn and take the cable car back to Saas-Fee. I hiked the route in the other direction, from Felskinn to the Mattmark reservoir. It went straight into the top 10 of best day hikes I've ever done. Of course, the weather helped.
The start of the glacier trail at the Felskinn cable car station Looking back to Felskinn in the far right corner On the way to the Britannia Hütte in the far right corner. To get there you have to cross the Chessjengletscher. Looking back from the Chessjengletscher Once you reach the top of the Chessjengletscher a stunning view awaits. After enjoying a soup at the Britannia Hütte I climbed to the top of the Klein Allalin, a small summit (3,030 m) next to the Britannia hut From Klein Allalin you have amazing views of the Dürrenhorn, Nadelhorn, Dom and Täschhorn to the right and the Strahlhorn, Rimpfischhorn and Allalinhorn to the left. This is looking to the left. Looking back towards the Britannia Hütte from the Hohlaubgletscher. The hut is to the right. The descent to the glacier required a bit more scrambling than I'd expected. There was more to come. A lot more. On the Hohlaub glacier Somewhere along the Hohlaubgletscher. Walking across the glacier was, once again, an awesome experience. The Hohlaubgletscher The Hohlaubgletscher The blue white sign indicates the path... Looking back towards the Britannia Hütte The blue white sign indicates the path... Another glacier to cross, the Allalingletscher Somewhere on the Allalingletscher Somewhere on the Allalingletscher. To get to the other side of the glacier just follow the poles. Looking back over the Allalingletscher. In the far right corner the Britannia Hütte The landscape is spectacular. It really was a splendid day. Close-up of the Allalin glacier
Looking back. In the foreground the Allalingletscher. In the background the Hohlaubgletscher. I crossed both!