Because the tree is hollow inside, a core drilling and precise determination of the annual rings are not possible. However, the age has been estimated by comparison with other trees.
Five adults fit in the hollow space inside the tree. It is slightly crooked, though, and strong wind in combination with heavy wet snow could topple it.
Discover Obergoms with its many beautiful forest and meadow paths and its wonderfully fragrant larch forests. The first premium hiking trail in Switzerland offers a magnificent view of the white peaks of the Valais four-thousand-metre peaks and guides you through the fascinating landscape of the Obergoms.
Safety informationThe use of the hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.
Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.
Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.
Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer sports report provides you with valuable information from the region.
- Good footwear and walking sticks
- Sun and rain protection and warm clothing
- Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation
- Provisions for your day in the great outdoors
- Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies
Tips, hints and links
Getting thereFrom Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 38.7km to Oberwald. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka. The Alpine passes Furka, Grimsel and Nufenen are closed in winter.
The timetables for the car transport Furka can be found at https://www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch/de/winter/anreise/autoverlad/furka/
ParkingFollow the local parking guidance system.