icn_sommerbericht Summer Report


  • Su, 19.08.
    9° / 23°
  • Mo, 20.08.
    8° / 24°
  • Tu, 21.08.
    5° / 23°

UPDATE 16.08.2018

Risk of forest fires throughout the canton of Valais
Since 17.07.2018 there is an absolute fire ban! (Official arrangement) Fixed fireplaces must not be used either! You are requested to strictly observe the fire ban!
Further information can be found at www.vs.ch/waldbrandgefahr

Hiking and biking trails
According to our information, hiking and biking trails are accessible except for the following closures and restrictions:

  • Rottenweg, Rhoneroute No. 1 (hiking and cycling trail):
    At the avalanche cone near Bettulbach between Niederwald and Steinhaus a passage was created. Care must be taken when crossing the snow field and the bridge.
  • Griespass:
    The section Ladstafe/Abzweigung Griesspass (PostBus stop) to Mändeli is closed until the end of the hiking season in autumn 2018 due to the danger of falling rocks on the Nufenenstock.
    The zone must be generously circumvented via Nufenenpass, Cornopass (see detailed information about the alternatives). Redirection is signalled - especially on the Swiss side.
  • Reckingen - Galmihorn Hütte
    The hiking trail between Millerbine - Tomebine is closed for the time being due to damage.

Safety information
The considerable amounts of snow last winter have left their mark. At higher altitudes or in protected areas there may still be some snow. For this reason, markings and signals may still be hidden under the snow or may not yet have been installed. Great care must be taken when crossing snow fields and avalanche cones. We recommend good equipment, hiking poles, hiking maps or detailed hiking documentation for the hike.

Sincerely, your Obergoms