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Rise and shine, hike and chill ... 17km, 1500m, 7hrs

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Hiking Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 24 Mar 07:00 - 20:00

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Winter is officially over and the serious hiking may commence...this is a great cardio hike with some serious uphill. You have to be fit to join and enjoy this hike.

As always the first 2 hours are just a continuous uphill (no breaks). Once we reach Gätterli pass, we might have a short break....just to prevent any mutiny efforts. From there we continue at a steady pace with some more of a gentle uphill until we reach Protected content (highest point). That´s also our lunch spot (great views and coldest point), so we will have as always 23 minutes to enjoy it.

There might be some patches of snow but you should be fine with your hiking boots. Probably it will be muddy and slippery at times, hence the reason to finish the hike at the Rigi thermal bath. Where you will have at least 2,5 hours to chill and relax.

07:00 Meeting point under blue angel Zürich HB
07:09 Train to Brunnen (via Arth-Goldau 07:53) platform 9
08:05 Arrival Brunnen and start of the hike
15:00 Arrival Rigi thermal spa
18:00 Return train from Rigi Kaltbad-First (via Rigi Staffel 18:09 and Arth-Goldau 19:13)
19:51 Zürich HB

Important: If you sign up please also show up since you are potentially depriving some else of joining. In case you are waitlisted check 12 hours before meeting time if you made it onto the list of participants. Same applies here - if you are on the waiting list and your plans change please remove yourself from the waiting list.

What to wear/bring (check the weather forecast and dress accordingly):
Hiking boots with good grip
Windstopper jacket
Hat/cap
Light back pack
Hiking poles
Picnic lunch & Snacks
Water or tea (at least 1.5 litres)
Bathing suit & towel
Change of clothes
SBB half price card or GA
Some cash & bank card (for lunch and other unforeseen expenses)

Disclaimer: The organizer is not responsible in any way for anything that can happen during the hike. Outdoor activities involve risks. Everyone joins on their own judgement and responsibility. This is not a guided tour.