Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark

Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark

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.

Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The start of the glacier trail at the Felskinn cable car station
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Looking back to Felskinn in the far right corner
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Looking back from the Chessjengletscher
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Once you reach the top of the Chessjengletscher a stunning view awaits.
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
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
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
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.
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
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
Hohlaubgletscher
Somewhere along the Hohlaubgletscher. Walking across the glacier was, once again, an awesome experience.
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The Hohlaubgletscher
Hohlaubgletscher Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The Hohlaubgletscher
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The blue white sign indicates the path...
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Looking back towards the Britannia Hütte
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The blue white sign indicates the path...
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Another glacier to cross, the Allalingletscher
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Somewhere on the Allalingletscher. To get to the other side of the glacier just follow the poles.
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Looking back over the Allalingletscher. In the far right corner the Britannia Hütte
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
The landscape is spectacular. It really was a splendid day.
Close-up of the Allalin glacier
Glacier Trail Felskinn Mattmark
Looking back. In the foreground the Allalingletscher. In the background the Hohlaubgletscher. I crossed both!