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Hardergrat, the most dangerous hike in Switzerland?

There are so many hikes all around Switzerland for all kind of people and taste. I love hikes with mountain lakes while David loves high alpine hikes with views of mountain tops and surrounding. But we both love adventure! So last year we were very excited when we heard about this 27km long Hardergrat trail that suppose to be one of the most dangerous hike in the world…and the most beautiful!

I wish we knew about this hike before we had Mirabelle. Either we wait for her to get older and give her to someone for a day or we take her along with us now. We decided to try the hike with her.

We knew we couldn’t never do the hike all the way but we wanted to try as far as we could.

Most of hikers hike up before dawn from Interlaken to Harder Kulm, via Suggiture and Augstmathorn.They will have to make sure that they will be able to finish the trail in time to catch the last steam train from Rothorn down to Brienz. More about this trail click here and here. We decided to do the opposite way. Take the steam train from Brienz to Rothorn.

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The day we attempted hiking on the Hardergrat trail, the weather was not the best. It was cloudy and we didn’t have a good visibility of the lake and of the surrounded mountains. When we arrived at the Rothorn station we walked around before we walked towards the trail to Halder Kulm. If you change your mind, there are many other wonderful hikes starting from Rothorn station.

The trail started quickly to be narrow and seeing Mirabelle made me scared for her life so I keep repeating to David that he has to be careful. This kind of trail is not unusual for us but having Mirabelle with us changes everything!

Don’t worry the trail went down behind the ridge…and not on the top as we might think!

From this point on the real stuff start to happen. It’s here you will start to really walk on the ridge!

But I told David that we better do this without Mirabelle to really enjoy it. He agreed so we just had our picnic and then walked down to Planalp where the steam train took us down to Brienz.

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So this is our first attempt of the Hardergrat trail. Next time we might not do all the way either but hopefully some part of the trail.

Would you guys like to try it? 

UPDATE! We did the hike from Halder Kulm to Augstmatthorn. You can read all about it Here


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  1. Pingback: Augstmatthorn, a part of the Hardergrat trail. | Family Earth Trek

  2. Just wow! This is the kind of hiking opportunity I would love to have. Makes me really want to just drop everything and fly over just for this hike itself.

  3. Hi! 🙂 I just found your blog, love it!! I’m thinking of doing part of Hardergrat in a few months. Do you happen to know for how long does it approximately take to hike from Rothorn station to Augstmatthorn?

    Anna from Finland 🙂

    • Terve Anna and kittos paljon!?
      Sorry for the late reply, we are in the middle of our Australian road trip!

      The trail is about 20km and should take 8h to complete! If you go, please send us some photos! It is one of the trail we are still dreaming of to do! Have fun but be careful up there!

  4. What was the age of your daughter at that time when you tried this route?

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