The challenging – steep and only pure nature in the Wild West of Zermatt

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13 Aug

The challenging – steep and only pure nature in the Wild West of Zermatt

The trail up to Wisshorn (2936 m) is located in the northwest of Zermatt. It is steep and for me it is the ideal trail for training to climb one of the surrounding four- thousand-metre mountains afterwards. The “Wild West of Zermatt” is pure nature. Here you meet only the right hikers, no cable car and no road helps to provide assistance. You can only reach the summit with muscle power and sweat. For the ascent I choose the direct, very steep trail from Zermatt via the Schweifinen fixed-cable climb and the slightly less steep trail via Trift and Edelweiss back to Zermatt.
The panorama from the Wisshorn is phenomenal, because you can marvel at all the mountains around Zermatt. And you only have to share this panorama at most with the eagles and bearded vultures, because you are usually alone on the summit. On the way home I also stop off to visit Rico at Edelweiss to enjoy the world-famous carrot cake and the fabulous view of Zermatt.