A less well known walk from the Ueschinental over the Alpschele meadows returning to Kandersteg by way of the Allmenalp cable car.


The Alpschelenhubel route

This walk starts and ends with the Allmenalp cable car. From the top station at Undere Allme, follow the path to the Ueschinental with its splendid views across the Kander valley to the Oeschinensee and the Bl├╝mlisalp range. Continue through Aeusser Ueschinen passing the Lohner Restaurant. About 10 minutes further along the Ueschinental, take the signed path to the right which zigzags formidably up the alp. It will take at least an hour and a half to reach the farm at Apschelen, gaining about 500m.

To get to Alpschelenhubel take the lower route which is signed as 30 minutes but took us more like 50 minutes, following an easy path across the high meadow. Above to the left you can see the Bunderschrinde pass over to Adelboden and the views along the length of the Ueschinental below, are stunning. On reaching the view point at Alpschelenhubel, there are magnificent views down into Kandersteg and across to the Oeschinensee.

The path continues along the ridge to the Alpschelegrat where the path forks with routes to Bunderschrinde or down via Obere Allme to the Allmenalp cable car. Take the steep shale path down until it reaches the grassy bowl and the signpost at Obere Allme Pkt 2120. From here it is an easy 40 minute walk back to the top of the cable car (where you may well see llamas). You also pass underneath the popular launch point for the gleitschirm paragliders so allow time to admire their technique.

Make sure you are well equipped with food and liquid on this walk as there are no restaurants other than at the Allmenalp cable car area and at Lohner Restaurant in Aeusser Ueschinen.

Time Height Location Comment
10:15:00 1725 Undere Allme cable car top
11:15:00 1595 Aeusser Ueschinen
11:23:00 Sign in Ueschinental Follow zigzag path
12:33:00 Reach grassy meadow
12:50:00 2094 Alpschelen
13:40:00 2248 Alpschelenhubel 50 mins for lunch
14:55:00 2290 Alpschelegrat
15:25:00 2120 Ob. Allme Pkt sign 30 mins rest
16:20:00 1940 Obere Allme
16:35:00 1725 Undere Allme cable car top

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-- JaneCurry - 2010-05-24 - 18:02

Topic revision: r4 - 23 Jun 2010, JaneCurry
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